Swachh Bharat activist Temsutula Imsong has been felicitated at the recently concluded Devi Awards ceremony held at Kolkata for her role in bringing innovation and dynamism in the Swachhta mission.
It was indeed heartening to be at the @Devi_Awards event #Kolkata .
THANK YOU feels too less to convey my gratitude and the responsibility that I feel upon receiving it.
This is a recognition for every person who is devoting himself or herself for the cause of #SwachhBharat pic.twitter.com/OGFXb6JrRs
— Temsutula Imsong (@temsutulaimsong) September 1, 2019
The Devi Awards is a recognition initiated by The Sunday Standard and The New Indian Express to honour working women who bring innovation and dynamism in their respective fields.
Many women entrepreneurs, activists, political activists, artists, innovators and educationists have been honoured in the 6 years since its inception.
This year, the event was held at Kolkata where Union Textile and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani presented the awards to selected women from various fields.
Apart from Temsutula, educationist Parmita Sharma, dancer Alokananda Roy, fashion entrepreneurs Laldinsangi, Lalsangzeli and Lalrinpuii of Mizoram, whose fashion initiative Vakiria has established itself as Mizoram’s most popular fashion brand also received the award.
Other award winners were entrepreneur Ritu Agarwal, Madhu Neotia, organic farmer Ekita Raju, fashion innovator Sujata Chatterjee, and film-maker Pritha Chakraborti.
Temsutula Imsong, a young woman hailing from Nagaland whose group, the Sakaar Sewa Samiti had made it to the headlines when their contribution to keeping the Ganga ghats in Varanasi clean gained nation-wide recognition with PM Modi’s encouragement.
Imsong has been spearheading the cleanliness drive of the Ganga ghats. She has become a name synonymous with the Swachh Bharat Mission and has received many national and international accolades for her work.