While women in India fight for opportunity, one woman has found that the path less travelled made all the difference. Tea planter Sonia Jabbar, whose tea estate was the first large plantation to receive Elephant Friendly™ Certification, has recently been recognized with an award presented by the President of India, the Nari Shakti Puraskar, for her work as a tea planter to save the Indian elephant. This is the highest civilian honor awarded to women. On March 8, 2019, Sonia was presented the award by the President of India at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace. Congratulations Sonia!