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Swachh Bharat: Temsutula Imsong wins big at Devi Awards

Swachh Bharat: Temsutula Imsong wins big at Devi Awards
Union minister Smirti Irani with Temsutula Imsong and other award winners.
Dimapur, Sep 1 | Publish Date: 9/1/2019 11:22:19 AM IST

 Social worker and Swachh Bharat activist, Temsutula Imsong, known for her initiative to clean up the Ganga ghats of kashi was among eight persons awarded the prestigious 'Devi Awards' for their contribution in their respective fields.

The 17th edition of the Devi Awards was held in Kolkata on Saturday, where Union minister for Textiles, Smirti Irani gave away the prestigious awards. 

The 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.

Three sisters from Mizoram — Laldinsangi, Lalsangzeli and Lalrinpuii — were also awarded the Devi Awards for their contribution in transforming women’s fashion.

Many women entrepreneurs, activists, political activists, artists, innovators and educationists have been honoured in the 6 years since its inception.

Taking to Twitter, Temsutula Imsong tweeted: “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.”

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio also took to Twitter saying “Congratulations @temsutulaimsong on receiving @Devi_Awards from @smritiirani, Hon'ble Union Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development. You deserve the award that celebrates unique achievements of working women who display innovation & dynamism. #Nagaland is proud of you.”

Other recipients were acclaimed exponent of Indian classical dance Alokananda Roy, social entrepreneur and environmentalist Ekta Jaju, filmmaker Pritha Chakraborty, sustainable fashion influencer Sujata Chatterjee, entrepreneur and fashion visionary Madhu Neotia, educator and social entrepreneur Parmita Sarma, and lifestyle entrepreneur Ritu Agarwal.

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