Editor of The Shillong Times Social Activist Writer Journalist
Patricia Mary Mukhim is a social activist, writer, journalist and the Editor of Shillong Times. She also contributes articles to other publications such as The Statesman, The Telegraph, Eastern Panorama and The North East Times. Her courage and sheer determination inspired many women journalists of Meghalaya and the region to shed their fear of being ridiculed in this male-dominated society and to strive in this profession. The 'I won't give up attitude' of Mukhim earned her the Padma Shri Award in 2000. Besides this, she was also honoured with the Chameli Devi Jain award, ONE India award, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry FLO award, Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity award, Siva Prasad Barooah National award and North East Excellence award.