From rural Maharashtra to th world's Stage!
Sangeeta Devi, Dagarwadi (Maharashtra)
Bimla Devi won the German design award after competing against over 5,000 applicants from 56 countries and 40+ award categories. She has transcended the boundaries of culture, design, gender, and, most importantly, personal struggle.
Sangeeta ji is a poor weaver from Dagarwadi in Maharashtra. She married when she was young, but tragedy struck when her husband died just before the birth of their first child.
She has dedicated herself to empowering other women in her community and rural villages across India, having progressed from weaver to artisan to award-winning designer.
A heartfelt congratulations to our Queen, Sangeeta ji.