President of India Confers Nari Shakti Puraskar for 2019
15 Women Honoured for their Outstanding Contribution to Society
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented Nari Shakti Puraskarfor the year 2019 at a special ceremony held in RashtrapatiBhavan, New Delhi on the occasion of International Women’s Day today. The awards were conferred on15 eminent women in recognition of their efforts in rendering distinguished services towards emancipation of women, especially vulnerable and marginalized women.Nari Shakti Puraskarawardee from Kollam, Alappuzha, Kerala, BhageerathiAmma,could not travel to Delhi to receive the award.
Nari Shakti Puraskar is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development to acknowledge the exceptional contribution made by individuals and institutions, to celebrate women as game changers and catalyst of positive change in the society. These outstanding women have contributed towards safeguarding women’s rightsalong with pushing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. These awards are an effort to recognize women as equal partners in the advancement of society.
These achievers have not allowed age, geographical barriers or access to resources to come in the way of fulfilling their dreams. Their indomitable spirit will inspire the society at large and the young Indian minds in particular to break gender stereotypes, and stand up against gender inequality and discrimination.
The winners of the Nari ShaktiPuraskarfor the year 2019 are from fields as diverse as agriculture, sports, handicrafts, afforestation and wildlife conservation, Armed Forces and education.
The list of the Awardees is as under:
|1||PadalaBhudevi||Individual||Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh|
|2||Bina Devi||Individual||Munger , Bihar|
|3||Arifa Jan||Individual||Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir|
|4||ChamiMurmu||Individual||Rajnagar, SaraikelaKharsawan, Jharkhand|
|7||Sardarni Mann Kaur||Individual||Patiala, Punjab|
|8||Kalavati Devi||Individual||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|9||Tashi and Nungshi Malik||Individual||Dehradun, Uttarakhand|
|10||KaushikiChakroborty||Individual||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Individual||Kollam, Alappuzha, Kerala|
|Individual||Rewa, Madhya Pradesh
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Indian Air Force