In what can be termed as a monumental achievement, Assam girl Arpana Choudhury and Manipur girl Angellica Aribam got featured in Forbes India’s prestigious 30 Under 30 list. Their peers in the list include the likes of Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu, designer Masaba Gupta etc.
Achievements of Arpana and Angellica
Arpana, a Mass Communication graduate from Tezpur University, is the Junior Program Associate of Nazdeek. Nazdeek, meaning ‘to be close’ in Urdu, is a legal capacity building organization committed to bringing access to justice closer to marginalized communities in India. Nazdeek partners with grassroots activists and lawyers to build community-based legal networks to increase accountability in the protection of social and economic rights. Leveraging the power of local and transnational networking, they work with communities in developing tools to demand and secure justice.
Arpana through her association with Nazdeek, has trained 18 paralegals to assess and report violations of the rights of the adivasis under the National Health Mission.
Angellica, on the other hand is the first Northeasterner to be elected to the Executive Committee of Delhi University Student’s Union. Hailing from Imphal, she studied LLB, Faculty of Law at Delhi University. Presently she is the National General Secretary of National Students Union of India (NSUI), the students wing of Indian National Congress (INC).
What is Forbes 30 Under 30?
Forbes 30 Under 30 is the annual list comprising of India’s most promising talent under diverse categories. The inductees are considered to be the icons of tomorrow in their respective fields