Women entrepreneurs from Arunachal honored on IWD

[ Prafulla Kaman ]
PASIGHAT, Mar 9: Two successful women entrepreneurs from Arunachal Pradesh were honored on International Women’s Day (IWD) by an Assam based NGO.
Siyang Eko and Aitoki Doley of East Siang district were honored by ‘Anuprerona’ for their contributions to the growth of rural economy at a function in Guwahati on Friday.
Siyang, a native of Pasighat town in East Siang district, has developed a mushroom garden here, and the oyster mushrooms produced in her garden are sold at local markets.
Aitoki of Oyan village runs a Community Skill Development & Training Centre at her residence, which has been recognized by the Silk Mark Organization of India sponsored by Central Silk Board (CSB) under Ministry of Textiles, for production of quality silk cloths.
The central government agency, which controls quality of silk products, has allowed using ‘Silk Mark’ on 100 percent natural cloths produced by the skill development centre.
The training centre, since its inception in July 2014, has been conducting skill development training for creating self-employment avenues and implementing central-sponsored projects for economic enhancement of the rural entrepreneurs through handloom and handicraft activities.
The NGO as part its social welfare activities encourages special achievers, including women entrepreneurs through proper recognition and awards.
“We will also select efficient media persons of the region, who are playing active role in social reforms, for award next time”, the organizers said.
The NGO led by senior journalists Dhirendranath Chakravarty and Deepjyoti Saikia as its president and general secretary, had selected 26 successful women entrepreneurs from the Northeastern states to honor them on International Women’s Day.