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Jan 10, 2012
Zee 24 Gantalu Santoor Spoorthi – Felicitation for Women Entrepreneurs

Zee 24 Gantalu - honoured the Women entrepreneurial spirit in the state of Andhra Pradesh by instituting 'Santoor Spoorthi" (Felicitations for Women Entrepreneurs). Zee News Ltd has been organising such awards and felicitations in different parts of the country through the regional language channels in its network. However, felicitations for women entrepreneurs in Andhra Pradesh have taken place for the first time in the television.

Women Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing business segments in Andhra Pradesh. AP firms run by women, create new jobs at four times the rate of the national average, collectively they create more job opportunities, than AP's Top 100 companies combined. Women entrepreneur are creating not just jobs, but companies, at twice the rate of the national average. There are many self employed women contributing to the AP and Indian economy. Zee 24 Gantalu has felicitated the women entrepreneurs through their mega event, 'Zee24Gantalu Santoor Spoorthi'.

In less than three years of its launch, the channel has already established itself as the leading news channel in the region. Its steadfast adherence to truth, accountability, its bold yet unadulterated and neutral news presentation has helped it to bring the region's diverse colours on one pallet. Not only news but Zee 24 Gantalu has volunteered its participation in social responsible initiatives.

Earlier Zee 24 Gantalu has identified the exemplary personalities in various fields of life and felicitated them last year with the unique felicitation ceremony 'Animuthyalu'. At this occasion Zee 24 Gantalu intended felicitate women who had endeavoured into entrepreneurship and withstood the difficulties and achieved exemplary heights in their respective areas. Zee 24 Gantalu has felicitated 9 categories of women entrepreneurs (list of recipients given below).Women ministers of the state Ms. Geetha Reddy, Major Industries Minister (Chief Guest), Ms. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Home Minister(Guest of Honour), Ms. Sunita Laxma Reddy Minister for Self Help Groups & Women Development, Child Welfare(special guest),  were the guests at the felicitation ceremony and felicitated the women entrepreneurs.

In the inaugural speech Mr. Barun Das, CEO of Zee News Ltd. said "As part of Zee News Network we are doing various awards and felicitation ceremonies across the country ananya Samman, Animuthyalu, etc but for the first time we have the honour of honouring the women entrepreneurs of the state."

Minister Ms. Geetha reddy and other minsters who were the guests for the ceremony, has appreciated the women entrepreneurs and Zee 24 Gantalu for organising this unique felicitation.



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Felicitation Category



Nature Based products (ayurvedhic)


Felicitation For Best Start Up



Coconut beverage

Anu Coco



Renu Rao

Paper based products

Deckle Edge



Beena Rao


Creative Bees

Quality Plus Felicitation



FMCG (oil, tea, flour)

Ramya sri products

Maximum Impact On Local Economy 


Deepali Jhawar

School and kids aids

Alpaks World

Santoor Young ENTREPRENEURSHIP  for Trailblazer


Mrs. Revathi

Turbine blades & Precision Components

Revathi Engineering Pvt. Ltd

Felicitation For Sustainability


Galla Radha Rani

Sports Garments

RR Force



Kalpana Raj M


Genera Agri Corp Ltd

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