Ms. Chumki Datta is founder of vriddhi SHG, an entrepreneur, a right activist for vulnerable communities, and an advocate of women empowerment. It was under her insightful leadership that Mastermind Advertising Agency (1993) became pioneering organizations in advertisement agency at a time when Odisha demanded a place in the modern world of the new India. She is also part of many welfare groups and initiated various development projects related to the empowerment of differently-abled people with Education and livelihood.
Awards and Recognition
National Award for Self Employment
On 3rd December 2017, International Disability Day, Ms.Chumki Dutta was awarded by Honorable President Shree Ramnath Kovind in the Category of “Best Employee/Self Employed with Disabilities in Locomotor Disability”. It is organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
Microsoft Equal Opportunity Awards 2019
Ms. Chumki Datta has received the prestigious “Equal opportunity Awards – 2019” in the category of Individual entrepreneurs for her work with differently-abled. She has received the award from Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, and Ms. Shakuntala Gamlin, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Person with Disabilities (DEPwD), Govt. of India.
NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Award for the year 2021
Ms. Chumki Datta, Founder-Secretary, Vriddhi training cum Production Centre, is awarded NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Award for the year 2021 for being one of the Role Models in providing Employment Opportunities For People With Disabilities. The award ceremony was telecasted on CNN News 18 on 1st January 2022 and the repeat telecast of the same was on 2nd January 2022.
Birsa Munda Award - 2018
“Birsa Munda Award” in 18th Bihar Award Ceremony-2018 by Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi, Ex-CM of Bihar for her work with PWDs [Person with Disability].
Anjali Award for Service 2019
Anjali Award for Service 2019 in International Child & Youth Festival organized by Swabhiman as a token of appreciation for her work as individual in empowering Persons with Disabilities.
MARY GLOWREY - LILIANE BREKELMANS Disability Award - 2021
Ms. Chumki Datta, Founder-Secretary, Vriddhi training cum Production Centre, is awarded MARY GLOWREY – LILIANE BREKELMANS (MGLB) Disability Award for the year 2021 for her work with People With Disabilities in Vriddhi. The goal of this award is to recognize the exemplary work by organizations and individuals in the field of disability and honor the resilience of people with disabilities. This award is a joint venture of the Catholic Health Association of India [CHAI] and Liliane Fonds, Netherlands.