In a proud moment for the Northeast, Assam girl Priyanka Das Rajkakati was seen as part of the delegation that accompanied French President Emannuel Macron during his current visit to India.
Priyanka, who hails from Assam's Dhemaji, is an artist and aerospace engineer based in Paris. Priyanka was seen along with the French delegation which accompanied the French President. In a video that has gone viral, Priyanka can be heard speaking to the French delegates in fluent French during their visit in Delhi.
Noteworthy is that this is not her first tryst with French President Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Earlier in 2023, Priyanka was among the 250 invited guests when French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for dinner at the iconic Louvre museum in Paris during the latter's two-day visit to the country.
In November last year, Priyanka again grabbed headlines as she was selected to be a tema of 80 women scientists who travelled to Antarctica and spent 19 nights there. Her sponsors for this once-in-a-lifetime trip were Assam Tourism and the Government of Assam.
During the trip, Priyanka also carried with her Assam's pride, traditional Gamosa, to Antarctica and in the process became the first Assamese woman to land in the cold frigid continent.
Priyanka, who currently lives in Paris, is an Alumni Ambassador of the France Alumni programme. She has earlier won several recognitions such as Forbes India 30 under 30, the Karman Fellowship and India Today’s Next 100 Innovators.
An alumnus of St. Stephen's College (Delhi), Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and ISAE-Supaéro (Toulouse), she defines her work as an intersection of art, science and society. In fact, she aspires to explore how traditional artistic and cultural practices from across the world could contribute towards sustainable space exploration.
Following her first entrepreneurial experience as co-founder of the Franco-German space startup, The Exploration Company, she is now experimenting with a novel venture, an art-tech studio, Atelier Arth.
Currently, Priyanka is working as the Head of Special Projects at vorteX-io, a company aiming at creating flood warning systems.
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