Young achievers honoured by Stars of North East

Armeen Shahneela, Flying Officer, Indian Air Force receiving the “Star Role Model Award” from Abu Zakaria, IT & software entrepreneur, at the “Star Talk Seven” event held at Burnihat on Saturday. Anjim Sabiha, research scholar, Jamia Millia Islamia University Delhi is seen in the middle.

By Nurul Islam Laskar, MM

Guwahati , July 8: Anjim Sabiha, hailing from Puronigudam Assam and presently a resident of Guwahati, is doing her PhD research at Jamia Millia Islamia University New Delhi. She has been selected for presentation of a research paper titled “Women Empowerment through Microfinance in Assam” at the forthcoming International Conference on “Empowering Women: Fostering Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability”. The Conference is being jointly organised by NITI Aayog and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Office of International Programmes (OIP) at India International Centre, New Delhi during 16-17 July 2018.


Anjim’s sister, Armeen Shahneela, an alumnus of Jorhat Engineering College Assam, was commissioned as a Flying Officer of Indian Air Force at the Investiture programme at Hyderabad Air Force Academy where she was commissioned by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff on Dec 6, 2017. On Sunday, Armeen is reporting for duty at one of the Indian Air Force bases in the North East.

Salma Hussain, a youngster from Sontoli Village in Kamrup Rural District of Assam, has been selected for the Andi Leadership Institute Programme 2018 for Young Women Peace Builders. One among only eight young women selected from all over the world and only one from India, Salma will undergo training from August 5 to18, 2018 in Washington, D.C. She is also likely to visit a few other places and meet important human rights workers to gather ideas for implementing her dream project of adopting a village in Assam and make it a model abode of peace.

The above mentioned three achievers were felicitated at the “Star Talk Seven” event organised at the Goat Research Station Auditorium at Burnihat on Saturday. Anjim and Armeen received the “Star Role Model Award” given by the Unity Education Foundation, Guwahati. They were also presented gifts by the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM). Fauzia Khan, MD of Ascentials, presented diamond jewellery to the achievers. The two sisters deliberated on their childhood memories, school and college stints, and about their life in the present avocation. They also answered questions posed by the audience consisting mostly of students.

Members of Stars of North East, guests and students from Shaheen Academy Guwahati are seen together with Anjim Sabiha, research scholar, Jamia Millia Islamia University Delhi and Armeen Shahneela, Flying Officer, Indian Air Force at an event held at Burnihat on Saturday.

Dr Abdus Saleque, Chief Scientist, Goat Research Station and Dr Erin Ayesha, lecturer, Karmaveer Hiteswar Saikia College Guwahati, parents of Anjim and Armeen were also felicitated at the event.

The event was organised by the “Stars of North East” (SoNE), a group engaged in unearthing, nurturing, and showcasing talents in the society. It was announced that SoNE is organising Rural Talent Search & Quiz Competitions, in collaboration with “Raindrop Foundation” at Goroimari in Kamrup Rural District during the current month. The prizes will be given away at a grand finale to be organised there on July 22, 2018.



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