Santanu Sutradhar

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Secretary, ASRA (Association for Social & Rural Advancementz)

Silchar, Assam


Born in Assam  on 25th December 1972, I  Did Graduation in English honours from G.C, College, Silchar & Post graduate Diploma in Export Management from IIFT,New Delhi.  In 1998 joined  as an Export-import Manager in an export house and worked for  for 2 years and thereafter left the job in 2000 and  started working with the rural handicrafts artisans in few clusters in Karimganj, Assam. My enterprise started exporting cane handicrafts directly to various countries in Europe, Middle East, Australia, Canada apart from supplying in the domestic market. I was selected as a core member by EPCH ,Ministry of Textiles for the promotion of handicraft exports from Northeast.   Our NGO namely  ASRA started functioning from 2005 and has been looking after the socio-economic development of the artisans by providing various social security schemes .

I am married and have two wonderful daughters aged 11 and 6.

Mission statement:
The cases of cancer related deaths have been considerably increasing in this part of Assam.

In maximum cases it is found that the detection is done only in the advanced stage. Specially the women folks who are affected by breast cancer are not able to realize the presence of the deadly disease due to hesitation in discussing with family members or even doctors. Inability to do self detection due to lack of knowledge and awareness is resulting in the loss of many lives. After coming to know about BREAST CANCER HUB, and the excellent work it is doing in creating awareness among common people about the simple methods for self-detection of breast cancer , I felt the need of collaborating with the initiative and carry forward the same to the rural areas where our artisans are deprived of basic medical facilities.

Twitter: @santanusutradh2
Region: India