An afternoon in Delhi celebrating women entrepreneurs

On International Women's Day, Niti Aayog awarded 15 women businessmen for their roles as pioneers in their respective fields. The event was part of the fourth edition of the Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards and began with a video summary of the Women's Entrepreneurs Platform (WEP) trip over the past two years. The main guest of the night was the Minister of Defense. Rajnath Singh , who was received by Amitabh Kant , CEO, Niti Aayog. Ani Choying Drolma, musician and women's rights activist. , was among the three main speakers for the evening and spoke about the three pillars of WEP - iccha shakti, gyan shakti and karma shakti.

Women Transforming India is an appropriate name for these awards

In his address, Rajnath Singh said that women businessmen of the country have the potential to take the country’s service sector to greater heights. “Women Transforming India is an apt name for awards that recognise the entrepreneurial spirit of women who are playing a key role in transforming India,” he said, adding, “The recognition and felicitation of India’s best women businessmen wouldn’t have been possible without NITI Aayog’s women businessmen platform. It has emerged as the platform for women to share their dreams, victories, and experiences.” The awardees were from different sectors, including healthcare, education and food tech, among other fields.

WTI-Award-AJ-(3) Amitabh Kant

WTI-Award-AJ-(4) Ani Choying Drolma, musician and women's rights activist.

WTI-Award-AJ-(6) Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India

WTI-Award-AJ-(12) Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women and Rajnath Singh

WTI-Award-AJ-(16) Anna Roy, Senior Advisor, WEP, NITI Aayog