New Delhi- Mrs. Ratan Kaul, Founder and President of Public Diplomacy Forum, in collaboration with Riya Rastogi, CEO of Narmadeshwari is hosting a very exclusive event at The Claridges on Monday, March 8, 2021, for the true celebration of "STREE SHAKTI." The core theme is to recognize Outstanding Women Achievers of 2021, with a special emphasis on rewarding and recognizing Covid warriors. Women, the real 'ashtabhujas,' had to bear the brunt of the pandemic, juggling family, jobs, and life in all its myriad manifestations.
The goal is to inspire the success of our Awardees to encourage, motivate, and empower women. Honourable Doctor Shashi Tharoor, Honourable Guru Sonal Mansingh, Shri Dinesh K Patnaik (Director General at ICCR), Smt Tara Gandhi, and Doctor Annurag Batra (Chairman of Business World) are among the special guests for this year.
Public Diplomacy Forum has been hosting this ‘by invite only’ event for 13 years and the special guests every year have been internationally renowned ‘ICONS’ from the field of arts, media, international diplomacy, entrepreneurship, and politics amongst others.
Designed to be a blend of elegance and charm, the UN-designated event is the perfect platform to launch the brand Narmadeshwari that is working for the empowerment of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised sections of society through textiles. Narmadeshwari and Public Diplomacy Forum have twinning philosophies of building a strong nation in order for India to emerge as a true global leader.
Narmadeshwari is a social enterprise, which aims to empower the most socio-economic backward communities of Asia. It is a manifestation of Confederation of Empowerment Initiatives (CEI) that is currently empowering 2.5 Crore people at the grassroots level. Headed by CEO Riya Rastogi, Narmadeshwari creates a Holistic Empowerment Ecosystem for people who are unable to generate an income for the survival of their families by providing a range of high-demand items (sarees, shawls, carpets, ethnic wear, and so on) to entrepreneurs at extremely low prices. Narmadeshwari has collaborated with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), which will provide the entrepreneurs the required capital for starting their franchise, and the MUDRA Yojna along with other government schemes will assist every person in getting a loan for their initial investment. The products are procured from a vast network of weavers cultivated over a century under the legacy of brand name Ram Chandra Krishan Chandra (RCKC) owned by Radhika and Amit Rastogi, this in turn provides financial capital to these enterprises.
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