FICCI FLO Observes Earth Day

Members of FICCI FLO planted trees in various localities of Guwahati

The FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) observed World Earth Day on April 22 with a mega plantation drive. Around 300 plus medicinal, fruit and flower plants from the Silviculture Forest Department of Assam. The saplings were planted across the city of Guwahati in various religious and educational institutions. The locations covered included the Hanuman Temple at Uzan Bazar, Panbazar Baptist Church, Raja Para Hanuman Temple, Coke factory, Gopinath Gurudwara  Nagar, Ulubari, Sundarpur  Naam  Ghar, Tri-Nagar Prathamik Vidyalaya, Khanapara, Matri Mandir, South Sarania, Sri Sri Bongshi Gopal Temple (Pamohi), Shemrock Hearts, Chandan Nagar, Beltola, Haji Musafir Khana, Gandhi Basti, Sarania Hills and Pub Sarania. 

The final programme was held at Pamohi’s Sri Sri Bongshi Gopal Temple. The local Karbi community and gentry appreciated the initiative and made the temple premises available for the plantation and the event. More than hundred people were present along with the Chairperson of FICCI FLO Northeast Chapter Meghali Das and other senior members of the organisation.

FICCI FLO is the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. FLO has its headquarters in New Delhi. As an All India Organisation for women, FLO has 17 Chapters pan India and represents close to 8,000 women entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives. The Northeast Chapter of FICCI FLO was formed in the year 2007.

Teresa Rehman

Teresa Rehman

Teresa Rehman is an award-winning journalist based in Northeast India. She had worked with India Today magazine, The Telegraph and Tehelka. She is now the Managing Editor of The Thumb Print. She has been awarded the WASH Media Awards 2009-2010. She had recieved the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for two consecutive years (2008-09 and 2009-10) for the category 'Reporting on J&K and the Northeast (Print). She received the Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2011, Sanskriti Award 2009 for Excellence in Journalism and the Seventh Sarojini Naidu Prize 2007 for Best Reporting on Panchayati Raj by The Hunger Project. She was also featured in the Power List of Femina magazine in 2012. Her two book are 'The Mothers of Manipur' (Zubaan Books) and Bulletproof (Penguin).