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Woman entrepreneur award

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The `Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur of the Year' award of the Chennai chapter of the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) was conferred on Priya Paul, chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels, on Friday.

Presenting the award, the first in the series, T. Subbarami Reddy, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and chairman of the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam Board, described Ms. Paul as a "dynamic person ... who believes that life is a challenge."

Mr. Reddy said the status of women was slowly improving in the country.

Underscoring the significance of overall development in life, he urged organisations like FLO to take the support of the elected public representatives to achieve their goals.

Mr. Reddy also released FLO's newsletter.

Thanking FLO for instituting the award and selecting her for it, Ms. Paul said: "I hope that my example will help many other women ... young women do need role models to know what they can aspire to."

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