Kutchina celebrated Krritika 2016, the flagship annual event of Kutchina Foundation which identifies woman with outstanding contributions and efforts in bringing about a social impact and change in the lives of the underprivileged sections of the society in India. Under the initiative, these women are called KRRITIKAS and they are provided with fellowship cash rewards and all necessary support to motivate and help them continue those activities.
Last year, Kutchina supported Manika Sarkar, Tumpa Adhikary and Madam Kimmy Koshy for their works in the society. This year, Kutchina offered its helping hand beyond the state and identified 5 women from across various states of East India to offer fellowship and support. The new Krritika are from 5 eastern states namely Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, Assam and West Bengal. Jacinta, Pratima, Baidehi, Samim and Sutapa are the five women who have been contributing to the society.
The occasion also witnessed a panel discussion on ‘Empowering women through social entrepreneurship’ with eminent women personalities like Ms. Britta Leick-Milde, General Manager, Hyatt, Ms. Agnimitra Paul, Fashion designer, Ms. Aloka Mitra, Founder & Director, Women Interlink Foundation and Ms. Urmi Basu, Founder & Director, New Light, being part of the panel. The panel discussion was followed by National Award Winning play “Bawre Mann Ke Sapne” directed by Ramanjit Kaur who was also one of the panelists.
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