Kohima, November 15 (NE): The first-of-its-kind Northeast Unsung Heroes Red Carpet Social Awards 2019 held at Mumbai, today, November 15. Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari presented the awards to 24 Unsung Heroes of 8 states of North East India for their silent contribution to the society.
Actress Rose Longchar, entrepreneur Toyi Swuro and Taekwondo Black Belt holder Menuodilhou Maurice Usou – from Nagaland were among the three, felicitated by the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Mumbai, today.
Toyi Swuro is an enterpreneur from Phek. He has always been fond of shoes, while putting up in a small room in his native Phek town in Nagaland, the 25-year-old youth would often repair footwear free of cost for poor school kids who could not afford them.
Rose Longchar from Dimapur, first Nagamese film actress to feature in Bollywood movie, acted in Nagamese, Nepali and Hindi movies. She was turned down by many people, instead of being discouraged she crossed all the obstacles in her way.
Menuodilhou Maurice Üsou from Nerhema Village, Kohima, a taekwondo black belt 4 degree who won 82 medals in National and International level. He also recently represented India for World championship in Bulgaria.
The Northeast Unsung Heroes award is initiated by Find Studios and SEIL in association with UFO with the presenting partner BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) supported by Mumbai Dabbawala Association and institute partner Mumbai University and IIM Shillong.
Founder Rebecca Changkija Sema has started the journey with her home state Nagaland and then in Sikkim, she is quite excited to see her brain- child growing every year. Earlier it was confined to the state but now it’s for the first time, the award is covering the whole Northeast region and being held in the financial capital.
Co-organiser Jutikaa Mahanta, who has been working tirelessly for decades in promoting Assam and the Northeast in various platforms nationally and internationally, is equally excited for the event.