A Tripura based entrepreneur, Akshya Shree, founder of two brands Silpakarman and BeYouTea – The bamboo leaves tea, has bagged the NITI Aayog’s Women Transforming India (WTI) award for re-imagining bamboo products to create rural employment.
Hosted by the apex think tank of Indian Government, NITI Aayog, the recognition was presented to 75 women for their remarkable achievements across diverse sectors.
The flagship product, BeYouTea, generating rural employment and engages with community members who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore have no other means to earn a living.
According to reports, Silpakarman provides handcrafted home and kitchen utility products manufactured by over 250 artisans. Each item is curated with organic and traditional processes.
Women Transforming India award is NITI Aayog’s annual initiative to highlight the commendable and ground-breaking endeavours of India’s women leaders and change-makers.
The WTI awards have continuously recognized role models who have broken glass ceilings and created a positive impact. It aims to build a vibrant ecosystem for women-led enterprises, thereby strengthening industry linkages and increasing awareness of existing programmes and services.