Mr. Ma Zhanwu, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Kolkata, met with Mr Farhan Husaini, Chairman of Udaan - Empowering Women, at his residence on 10 April 2017.
Mr Husaini explained the activities and guiding principles of his organization to Mr Ma, saying that Udaan is a registered NGO working in such women- empowering fields as providing vocational training for financially challenged women, granting scholarships for higher education to bright female students. They invited Mr Ma to attend their Mahashweta Devi Seva awards giving ceremony on 21 April 2017 to felicitate women for their contribution to the society. Mr Husaini also indicated presenting to Mr Ma the Mahashweta Devi Seva Bhavana award to thank him for the valuable efforts his office has made for the society.
Mr Ma commended Udaan's efforts to help the needy and under-privileged sections of the society and promise to support their endeavor by identifying areas of for possible collaboration. He also expressed his appreciation at their offer to give him an award. He briefed the members of Udaan on the close relations China has historically shared with Bengal. He was hopeful that the two sides could work together to make the world a better place for both the two countries.
Consul Li Suyun as well as Ms Sophia Khan, Board Director of Udaan, and Juhi Srivastav, member of Udaan, was present at the meeting.