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Recognition

Awards

  • 2007: Rising Talents, Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society – Founded in 2005, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society is a private initiative that brings together, on an invitation-only basis, women leaders and their male counterparts from business, politics, and academia as well as opinion leaders from over 60 countries. Debuting in 2007, The Women’s Forum Rising Talents program was developed in partnership with JPMorgan and with the support of Egon Zehnder International.  The programme aims to create an international network of talented young women (aged 25 to 35) by selecting candidates for their demonstrated leadership, achievement, and social commitment.  Hasina was selected as one of 20 Rising Talents in 2007.  Through this initiative, each Rising Talent receives business mentorship and linkages for financial support.
  • 2005: Northeast Television People’s Choice Award – Social Activist of the Year Northeast Television (NETV), a private satellite multilingual channel of North East India, held its first NETV People’s Choice Awards in 2005. The multidisciplinary awards were brought forth to honour the “revolutionaries and unsung heroes of the Northeast.” Hasina was awarded a trophy and named Social Activist of the Year.
  • 2003: Woman of Substance Award, Ryan Foundation – The Ryan Foundation aims to conduct socio-cultural activities and impart sound education while working for a wide range of public interest issues and national causes.  Hasina was awarded the foundation’s 2003 Woman of Substance Award for her “outstanding contribution towards women’s development and bringing awareness in the society on the strength and power of women.” The award recognized her work with HIV/AIDS education, empowering women and children and creating income-generating programmes for rural youth and women.
  • 2000: Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Award for Excellence in Youth Work – Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat is an international development agency that works to provide young adults (aged 15-29) with skills, confidence, and avenues to initiate better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities. The CYP Asia Award for Excellence in Youth Work was launched in 1995 and recognizes individual initiatives for innovative work within the Asian Commonwealth countries.  In 1999-2000, Hasina received the award for having introduced community education that promotes the well-being of youth in Shillong.  In addition, the award recognized her youth-related work as Team Leader and founding member of NGO Impulse.  Through the publication of youth counselling columns/queries and the organization of seminars on topics including youth leadership, adolescent health, and entrepreneurship development for unemployed youth, Hasina established youth programmes and community education in Shillong.  The agency sponsored Hasina’s trip to the award ceremony in Chandigarh, India allowing her the opportunity to interact with other youth-focused leaders of Asia.
  • 1999: All India Freelance Journalists Association, National Award for Excellence – Hasina was recognized for her work and excellent services in the fields of Freelance Journalism and Social Service.
  • 1998: All India Freelance Journalists Association, Chennai “Born to Win” National Level Competition – Hasina received a special prize in essay writing for her submission to the “Born to Win” National Level Competition.
  • 1996: Niryat Rattan Award – The Indian Council for Small and Medium Exporters (ICSME) recognizes people and companies that promote the economic development through export promotion.
    In 1996, Hasina received the Niryat Rattan Award for marketing handicrafts from Meghalaya to the international markets.  At the same time, her sister concern M/S Sen Kharbhih exporting company also received recognition from this agency.
  • 1994: All India Poetry Contest – Honourable Mention – Hasina won Honourable Mention for her poem “Feelings” in The All India Poetry Contest held by The Quest, a biannual publication of Indian writing in English.