President Pranab Mukherjee presented 2015 Nari Shakti awards

Posted on:09 Mar 2016 09:34:19
President Pranab Mukherjee presented 2015 Nari Shakti awards
09 March 2016 Current Affairs: President Pranab Mukherjee on 8 March 2016 presented Nari Shakti Puraskar for the year 2015 to 15 women, 5 organisations, one state and panchayat. The awards were conferred on the occasion of International Women's Day at Rashtrapati Bhawan.The awards are annually given by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development to institutions and individuals who have made exceptional contribution towards empowerment of women specially belonging to vulnerable and marginalised sections of society. It carries cash award of two lakh rupees and a certificate for institutions and one lakh rupees and a certificate for individuals.onwards Nari Shakti Puraskars has been initiated by the Government in recognition to singular contribution of women.Haryana was awarded as a state for demonstrating improvement with work in improving Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) during 2015. Anganwadipuram Gram Panchayat, Mallapuram of Kerala was awarded for their work towards women empowerment. Through its activities the panchayat helped women to hold leadership roles and promoted women in decision making.Other awardees of Nari Shakti Puraskar include Individual awardees include, Lucky Kurien, Maharashtra ,Dr. Saurabh Suman, Bihar,Basanti Devi, Uttarakhand,Meena Sharma, Rajasthan,Preeti Patkar, Maharashtra,Polumati Vijaya Nirmala, Andhra Pradesh,Vasu Primalni, Delhi , Sujata Sahu, Haryana,Jyoti Mhapsekar, Maharashtra,Sumita Ghosh, Delhi,Anjali Sharma, Delhi,Krishna Yadav, Delhi,Shakuntala Majumdar, Maharashtra .Organisations who were awarded include Gudiya Shyam Sevi Sansthan, Varanasi,Jagori, Delhi ,Kanaklata Women Urban Cooperative Bank (Institution), Assam,Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (Institution), Delhi,Breakthrough Trust

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