Imphal, May 13
Three Manipuris were among 32 unsung heroes from the North East region receiving the North East Unsung Heroes Red Carpet Social awards 2021 at Bombay Stock Exchange International Convention hall in Mumbai on Thursday.
There were also nine other special awards for friends of North East from other parts of the country.
The 4th edition of North East Unsung Heroes Red Carpet Social awards 2021 was hosted by Find Studioz in association with Indian Chamber of Commerce for Affirmative Action.
The three awardees, namely Huidrom Sushila, Kachangthai Gonmei and Wijubou Abonmai from Manipur, received the prestigious award for their selfless contributions towards the society.
Sushila, the founder of Suss Design ‘A woman’s miracles’, was awarded in the category of entrepreneurship, whereas Gonmei, who is an artist and Rongmei filmmaker, received the award in the entertainment category.
Abonmai has been awarded in the special category in humanitarian services. During the pandemic lockdown, Abonmai reached out to 3,000 people from the North East region residing in Mumbai with financial assistance and essential items.
According to organisers, the awards aim to recognise those individuals whose contributions were being neglected or not recognised by their respective Governments or organisations. The award categories include sports, art & culture, entertainment, small entrepreneur, social activist, educationist, literature and frontline workers, while awards for women empowerment, frontline heroes, friends of North East India are included in the special awards category.
This platform is to acknowledge and encourage those who work silently for the good of the larger community.