NITI Aayog

Suchitra Sinha of Jharkhand honoured in the 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 5:16PM by PIB Delhi

Suchitra Sinha of Ambalika from Ranchi, Jharkhand is among the 75 women honoured as Women Transforming India by the NITI Aayog.

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. Click here to know more about the other awardees.

Suchitra Sinha, Ranchi, Ambalika

Mrs. Suchitra Sinha has been working tirelessly for last 25 years for the revival, development

and promotion of languishing tribal crafts made by the Sabars in Nimdih Block of Saraikela, a red corridor district in the State of Jharkhand. Sabars are considered to be the descendants of Sabari, who first tasted the ‘Bers’ before offering them to Lord Ram. These tribes are on the verge of extinction and are classified as the “poorest among the poor.” Overwhelmed by her dedication to their cause, they call her Maa and worship her as a Goddess.

Ambalika is reviving dying traditional crafts made by tribal artisans of Jharkhand and providing them sustainable livelihoods.




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