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: S. No Name Category State 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 5 NilzaWangmo Individual Leh ,Ladakh 6 RashmiUrdhwareshe Individual Pune, Maharashtra 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 11 BhageerathiAmma KarthyayiniAmma Individual Kollam, Alappuzha, Kerala 12 AvaniChaturvedi Bhawna Kanth Mohana Singh Individual Rewa, Madhya Pradesh Darbhanga, Bihar Agra, Uttar Pradesh Indian Air Force

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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:

S. No Name Category State
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
5 NilzaWangmo Individual Leh ,Ladakh
6 RashmiUrdhwareshe Individual Pune, Maharashtra
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
11 BhageerathiAmma

KarthyayiniAmma

Individual Kollam, Alappuzha, Kerala
12 AvaniChaturvedi

Bhawna Kanth

Mohana Singh

Individual Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

Darbhanga, Bihar

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Indian Air Force

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