Arunachal women to receive entrepreneur awards

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: Women entrepreneurs Tage Rita and Techi Anna from Arunachal Pradesh have been conferred the Vasundhara NE Woman Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
Rita, the country’s first kiwi wine brewer, will receive the award for the year 2015-16, while Anna will receive hers for ‘excellence in handicrafts’ for the year 2016-17.
DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh will present the award in a function scheduled to be held in New Delhi on 26 April.
“The duo is among 17 women entrepreneurs from the Northeast who have been conferred the prestigious award for the years 2015-16 and 2016-17,” informed the event’s organizer, Guwahati-based Sreemanta Sankar Mission.
Apart from the state awardees, five exceptionally successful women entrepreneurs from the region will be inducted into the Vasundhara Hall of Fame.
The title winner of 2015-16 and 2016-17 from among the 17 state awardees will also be declared during the award ceremony.
“The award is considered a benchmark for women entrepreneurs in Northeast India who have reached quantifiable levels of success and excellence by dint of their hard work and perseverance,” the organizer informed.