Akshit Batra, founder of I Can. India, a Dehradun-based company, was awarded the ‘Make in India Award’ by the Bharat Nirman Foundation in New Delhi on Saturday.
Akshit won the award under the entrepreneurship category. The award was given by the Chief Imam of India, Dr Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, who is the United Nations Peace Ambassador.
The Bharat Nirman Foundation was established in 1980 and the Make in India Awards have been given in association with the Central Government’s Make in India Initiative in recognition of excellence and in contribution to nation building.
Babar has emerged as the most credible voice on Pashmina in the world. He is fighting to address the issues relating to eco-system in the Himalayas,” a statement here said.
The activist has raised the issues of climate change, dying of handicraft industry and the Pashmina eco-system through his various programmes across the world.
“Babar is the only Pashmina Activist in the world and has been fighting for a community of over a million people in Indian Himalayas and has plans of building the voice across the Himalayas, in countries which include Bhutan, China and Nepal,” it said.
To mention, Babar is the founder of the Pashmina Goat Project www.pashminagoat.com and is a celebrated Himalayan Abstract artist who hand paints Pashmina shawls and has his exclusive collections of art dedicated to the Pashmina goats making it into the house of President of India, Pranab Mukharjee, Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India.
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