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Hasina Kharbhih wins Woman of Substance award

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 8 - Ashoka Fellow and Aspen ILI Fellow, founder and managing director of Impulse Social Enterprises and founder chair of board of the Meghalaya-based Impulse NGO Network, Hasina Kharbhih was honoured with the Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award 2019 at a function in the city on Saturday.

The event is held every year to commemorate the memory of Yamin Hazarika, the first woman from the North East to join the Central Police Service.

Hasina Kharbhih has been working for more than 30 years to provide sustainable livelihood in a safe environment for women and children. What started out as a mission in her home state of Meghalaya, has today evolved into a global programme that aims to put an end to human trafficking and exploitation worldwide. She is the person behind creating the nationally and internationally acknowledged Impulse Model (formerly known as The Meghalaya Model) � a holistic method to address human trafficking.

�I had the opportunity to meet Yamin Hazarika at the start of my career. Though a short meeting, her dynamic aura made a positive inroad in my journey, more importantly because of my work with law enforcement in addressing human trafficking. I am honoured to receive the award that remembers one of the finest woman police officers in the country,� said Kharbhih while receiving the award.

The chief guest on the occasion was neurosurgeon Navanil Barua and the guest of honour was a young academic from the University of Okhlahama, USA, Amit Rahul Baishya.

A panel discussion on women�s entrepreneurship was also held on the occasion. The panellists included Atreyee Barooah Thekadath, Saroj Khemka, Sriparna Baruah, Mehtaj Zaman Ahmed and Dipeeka Betala Saboo.

Yamin Hazarika, a single mother and a feminist, was the first woman from the North East to be selected for the NCT of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Police service (DANIPS), a federal police service in India, administering Delhi and the Union Territories. Yamin succumbed to cancer in the year 1999 at a young age, but her great legacy lives on even today, inspiring millions, especially women, in the law enforcement sector.

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Hasina Kharbhih wins Woman of Substance award

GUWAHATI, July 8 - Ashoka Fellow and Aspen ILI Fellow, founder and managing director of Impulse Social Enterprises and founder chair of board of the Meghalaya-based Impulse NGO Network, Hasina Kharbhih was honoured with the Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award 2019 at a function in the city on Saturday.

The event is held every year to commemorate the memory of Yamin Hazarika, the first woman from the North East to join the Central Police Service.

Hasina Kharbhih has been working for more than 30 years to provide sustainable livelihood in a safe environment for women and children. What started out as a mission in her home state of Meghalaya, has today evolved into a global programme that aims to put an end to human trafficking and exploitation worldwide. She is the person behind creating the nationally and internationally acknowledged Impulse Model (formerly known as The Meghalaya Model) � a holistic method to address human trafficking.

�I had the opportunity to meet Yamin Hazarika at the start of my career. Though a short meeting, her dynamic aura made a positive inroad in my journey, more importantly because of my work with law enforcement in addressing human trafficking. I am honoured to receive the award that remembers one of the finest woman police officers in the country,� said Kharbhih while receiving the award.

The chief guest on the occasion was neurosurgeon Navanil Barua and the guest of honour was a young academic from the University of Okhlahama, USA, Amit Rahul Baishya.

A panel discussion on women�s entrepreneurship was also held on the occasion. The panellists included Atreyee Barooah Thekadath, Saroj Khemka, Sriparna Baruah, Mehtaj Zaman Ahmed and Dipeeka Betala Saboo.

Yamin Hazarika, a single mother and a feminist, was the first woman from the North East to be selected for the NCT of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Police service (DANIPS), a federal police service in India, administering Delhi and the Union Territories. Yamin succumbed to cancer in the year 1999 at a young age, but her great legacy lives on even today, inspiring millions, especially women, in the law enforcement sector.

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