Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has awarded five young entrepreneurs from the Northeast with National Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 in New Delhi under the NEA (New Enterprise Allowance Programme. The awardees are Tana Sumpa, Dulu Moni Kalita, Rahul Baruah & Anupam Nath, Vanramhlimpuii and Maipaksana Rajkumar. They were honoured at Dr Ambedkar International Centre for their exceptional contribution towards nation building through entrepreneurship.
The awards were conferred in the presence of Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation and Anant Kumar Hegde, Minister of State for Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
35-year-old Tana from Arunachal Pradesh is successfully running piggery farms and fisheries, and Dulu Moni, 28, from Assam’s Darang district, is successfully running her venture Moni Handicraft Centre. Rahul and Anupam from Assam are the founders of www.getkraft.in– an e-commerce platform dedicated to connecting the artisan from various areas of Northeast India. Vanramhlimpuii, 32, from Mizoram is the founder of M/s Zonu Meat Processing. 38-year-old Maipaksana from Manipur has indigenously designed and developed trolleys for lifting LPG cylinders and other heavy objects.
The effort in selecting these hard working entrepreneurs started with Darunkumar Singh and Himujjall Sarmah, Regional Programme Coordinator, IIT Guwahati who reached out to every possible corner in the Northeast, in a very short time, to participate in the NEA Programme.