Battling numerous challenges while treading a difficult path without any support, she has proved that nothing is impossible when someone has the determination and intent to give new direction to life.

Widowed at 24, Lalita Debi Shing is an inspiration for many. Her paper plate making unit at Amalabhata in Rayagada district caters to the requirements of five districts and is an avenue of employment for widows, underprivileged women and local youth.