Naga entrepreneur Neichute Doulo declared the winner of World Economic Forum’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year (India) 2016 among the list of five finalists at the India Economic Summit event held in New Delhi on Thursday.
The award ceremony that aired on CNBC TV channel was graced by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping, as Chief Guest and presented the award to Neichute Doulo, a native of Thetsumi village in Nagaland.
In September 2000, He founded Entrepreneur Associates (EA) Nagaland, an organisation which has enabled thousands of individuals to realise their potential of becoming job providers and wealth creators through entrepreneurship in Nagaland and other areas of the North East Region of India.
“This award will go a long way to transform the image of the Northeast. We believe that it will give a strong boost to the government’s ‘Look East’s policy. Entrepreneurship is the road to peace building; it enables our youth to move beyond problems of insurgency to thinking of solutions,” Neichute said while accepting the award
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