Sunday, September 22, 2019 | ePaper
Ananya Birla wins Ketto Young Changemaker Award for 'The Mpower'
Singer and entrepreneur Ananya Birla won the Ketto Young Changemaker Award for helping raise awareness on the stigma associated with mental illness as well as installing a support system for India's mental health needs by co-founding a mental healthcare centre.
Earlier this year, the multi-platinum singer songwriter released her debut EP 'Fingerprint' and has already become a huge success.
Along with being the co-founder of Mpower, she is also the founder of Svatantra Microfinance, a company that provides microfinance to women in rural India. She has been a crusader for creating awareness on mental illness through her organization Mpower and aims to create a society where people with mental health concerns and their caregivers receive professional support, care and acceptance to facilitate their recovery without facing discrimination or shame.