Acumen interaction seeks Fellows to fight poverty


Gangtok, 19 Aug:

Acumen, an international non-governmental organization, held an interactive session of the India Fellows Program here today in association with digital media house, Sikkim Chronicle.

While explaining the initiative, the program manager of the organisation, Krishna Dahya, informed that the organisation has worked on poverty alleviation efforts across the world particularly focusing on having diverse people from various backgrounds work towards this common goal.

The organisation has 93 fellows in India but none here in Sikkim and that they were looking forward to members from Sikkim, because, she added, the story of Sikkim also needs to be heard.

Emarine Kharbih, fellow of the organization, shared her experience and held that she has grown and become enriched after having associated with such an organisation.

The organisation is headquartered in New York, USA.

The organisers inform that anyone with a passion to work for the society can apply for the organisation's fellowship which can provide like minded people a good opportunity for service.

The interactive session was attended by DSP [West], Tenzing Loden Lepcha, social activist KC Nima, entrepreneurs Devika Gurung, Kushan Zulca, Rewaj Chettri, Sonam Choden Katsopa and Smita Rai, RJs Priyanka Tamang and Prabal Rai among an eclectic mix of impactful individuals from across various fields.