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“A rare women trainer of culturally distinct Jhumoor Lathi Nritya”

Priya learnt the Zumur and Lathi nritya at her age of 15 from Sri Raju Sobor who is working as a staff in Kathonibari TE at Mariyani-Jorhat.

Name: Miss Rakhi Jhora 

D/o : Sri Lakhi Prassad Jhora (OMRE) Estate Messenger

Though 55 to 60% of the total workforce of tea industry is dominated by women, but there is little representation of women in management, staff and workers in tea estates. Sirdars or supervisors is a male dominated position in the tea gardens. Borhat Tea Estate was no exception. But 4 women pluckers were upgraded as sirdars since 2012 and they are performing very well.

“Beating the odds of a vulnerable childhood to tasting professional success”