President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Nari Shakti awards, 2018, the highest civilian honour for women in India, in New Delhi this evening on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Forty-One individuals and three institutions were given the award. The awardees include acid attack victim and social activist Pragya Prasun, Rani Mistri Sunita Devi, first woman marine pilot of India Reshma Nilofer Naha, woman commando trainer Dr Seema Rao, spiritual and motivational speaker Brahma Kumari Shivani and wildlife conservationist Sonia Jabbar.
Ministry of Women and Child Development confers Nari Shakti Puraskar to women and institutions in recognition of their relentless service towards the cause of women empowerment and social welfare.
President #RamNathKovind presented the Nari ShaktiPuraskar 2018, the highest civilian honour for women in India, at a special ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan, on #InternationalWomensDay today. #WomensDay pic.twitter.com/4RpUL0bpAv
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This year, the Nari Shakti Puraskar was also awarded to One Stop Centre of Lucknow. Tamil Nadu State Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Department got the award for exceptional progress in improving child sex ratio at birth under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi were present on occasion among others.