Soroptimist Excellence Award
Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2021 by honouring Ms. Nidhi Goyal, disability and gender rights activist from Mumbai, with the Soroptimist Excellence Award. Ms. Goyal is the founder and executive director of NGO Rising Flame. She has done immense work in sexuality, gender, health, and rights for women and girls with disabilities. She uses comedy as a tool for activism to talk about the stigma around disability and sexuality. Ms. Goyal was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disorder at the age of fifteen. Ms. Goyal founded the NGO “Rising Flame” in 2017 with a holistic mission to build leadership and advocacy skills among people, particularly women and youth with disabilities, enabling them to maximize their potential and change their lives. Nidhi Goyal is also a stand-up comedian.
The event was conducted on the Zoom platform and was attended by the members of SIBC and staff and students of the Mahatma Education Society’s group of institutions.