Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) has been conferred with the Social Leadership Award at the country’s first Women’s Business Mela organised by Women’s Entrepreneurship Council of Indian Chamber of Commerce which began here on Wednesday.
SOA’s Public Relations Officer, Ms. Subhadarsini Mishra received the award from Bollywood star and former Miss Universe Lara Dutta.
The five-day fair was virtually inaugurated by Odisha chief minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik. The state’s minister for higher education, agriculture and farmers’ empowerment Dr. Arun Kumar Sahu and Chairman of Western Odisha Development Council Mr. Asit Kumar Tripathy were present.
More than 100 women entrepreneurs from different parts of the state have participated in the fair.