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3 inspirational women from Tamil Nadu win NITI Aayog’s Fifth Edition of Women Transforming India Awards

75 Women honoured in the 75th year of India’s Independence

Posted On: 23 MAR 2022 5:17PM by PIB Delhi

Women have consistently been playing a key role in transforming India into a ‘Sashakt Aur Samarth Bharat’. In recognition of the remarkable achievements of these women across diverse sectors NITI Aayog has instituted Women Transforming India Awards.

This year, as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, the WTI Awards were conferred on 75 women achievers. Of these 75 Awardees 3 women from the state of Tamil Nadu were honoured. Click here to know more about the other awardees.


  1. Vidya Subramanian, Chennai, Vidya Subramanian Academy


Vidya Subramanian’s dedicated work in online teaching of Carnatic music and other traditional Indian arts has helped empower nearly a hundred women artists & teachers through work-from-home opportunities. Vidya Subramanian Academy facilitates customized, one-on-one learning sessions in the online environment. It currently has a growing student body of 1500+ and is run in a sustainable, social entrepreneurship model. Students and teachers come from diverse backgrounds and includes learners with special needs. Free video lessons and podcasts have benefitted several thousands of music lovers.

Vidya Subramanian is taking Carnatic music and other traditional Indian arts to a global forum, while empowering women artists through creation of work from home opportunities.


  1. Dr. Ramya S Moorthy, Chennai, Nimaya Innovations Pvt. Ltd.


Dr Ramya has worked with hundreds of children across the country, providing learning acceleration by more than 60%. Nimaya Innovations is a culmination of her expertise and 5 years of research. Nimaya has created a series of IoT based Robotic Training devices and an end-to-end training program called Suprayoga to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other multiple disabilities. It trains them to acquire Daily Life activities and associated psychomotor skills based on active learning. Its screening tool GITA is launched in various languages. Nimaya is on its way to becoming an end-to-end, state-of-the-art platform, offering screening assessment and training.

Nimaya means to “create a change” in Sanskrit and that is exactly what they are trying to do for millions of special needs children by helping them progress towards independent living.


  1. Dhevibala Umamaheswaran, Chennai, Bigfix Gadget Care LLP


Bigfix Gadget Care LLP is a multibrand gadget care center, operational since 2012, founded by Dhevibala Umamaheswaran. Today BigFix, is a leader in providing cost-efficient repair solutions for mobile phones, computer laptops, desktops & tablets. It connects brands with customers through service partners to perform aftersales activities and specialize in End-to-End managed services. They also provide out of warranty support through retail care centre and e-commerce enabled logistics service delivery models.

BigFix Gadget Care aims to professionalize the break-fix industry and identify, up-skill and create employment opportunities to certified blue collar technicians though their network.



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