President Kovind to confer Nari Shakti Puraskar on March 8

Guwahati: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, President Ram Nath Koving will confer the Nari Shakti Puraskar to 29 outstanding individuals for the years 2020-2021.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also interact with the recipients of the award. The ceremony will be held at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.

The award ceremony for the year 2020 could not be held in 2021 due to prevalent situation created by COVID-19 pandemic.

In all, 28 awards (14 each for the year 2020 and 2021) will be presented to 29 individuals in recognition of their exceptional work in rendering distinguished services towards empowerment of women, especially vulnerable and marginalized women.

It may be mentioned that ‘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.


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