Nari Shakti Puraskars 2016 have been presented by the President on the eve of International Women’s Day on March 8th.
The Government of India initiated the Nari Shakti Awards in 1999 to acknowledge Women’s achievements. The President of India confers Nari Shakti Puraskars on eminent women and institutions in recognition of their service towards the cause of women empowerment.
The awards recognize the efforts made by women & institutions in rendering distinguished services for the cause of women, especially vulnerable and marginalized women.
Which Ministry is nodal for Nari Shakti Awards?
The Ministry of Women and Child Development announces these national level awards for eminent women, organisations and institutions.
What is included in these awards?
The Nari Shakti Puraskar carries a cash award of Rs.1 Lakh and a certificate for individuals and institutions.
Who are eligible for Nari Shakti Awards?
The Nari Shakti Puraskars are open to all Indian Institutions, organisations and individuals.
How are the awardees selected?
The Women and Child Development Ministry invites nominations from the State Governments, Union Territory Administrations, concerned Central Ministries/Departments, Non-Governmental Organisations, Universities/ Institutions, private and public sector undertakings (PSUs) working for empowerment of women.
A Screening Committee to scrutinize and short list the nominations received for the Awards and a Selection Committee is constituted for the purpose considers the achievements of organizations and individuals nominated or recommended for the Puraskars by the prescribed authority. The final selections of the Awardees are made by the National Selection Committee which takes into account the recommendations of the Screening Committee.
The list of Awardees of Nari Shakti Puraskar, 2016 :
1. State of Rajasthan
2. Chhanv Foundation (Sheroes Café), Delhi
3. Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl (M.H.I.P), Mizoram
4. Sadhana Mahila Sangha, Karnataka
5. Shikshit Rojgar Kendra Prabandhak Samiti, Rajasthan
6. Tripunithura Kathakali Kendram Ladies Troupe, Kerala
7. Amruta Patil,Goa
8. Amala Akkineni, Telangana
9. Anatta Sonney, Karnataka (Joint Award)
10. Anoyara khatun, West Bengal
11. B. Codanayaguy, Puducherry
12. Bano Haralu, Nagaland
13. Deepa Mathur Rajasthan
14. Divya Rawat, Uttarakhand
15. Dr. Ilse Köhler Rollefson, Rajasthan
16. Janki Vasant, Gujarat
17. Dr. Kalpana Shankar, Tamil Nadu
18. Kalyani Pramod Balakrishnan, Tamil Nadu
19. Mumtaz Kazi, Mahrashatra
20. Dr. Nandita Shah, Tamil Nadu
21. Pallavi Fauzdar, Delhi
22. Pamela Malhotra, Karnataka
23. Qamar Dagar, Delhi
24. Reema Sathe, Maharashtra
25. Ringyuichon Vashum, Manipur
26. Sangita Iyer, Kerala
27. Smita Tandi, Chattisgarh
28. Sumitra Hazarika, Assam
29. Sunita Singh Chocken, Haryana
30. Subha Varier, Kerala
31. Tiasa Adhya, West Bengal
32. V. Nanammal, Tamil Nadu
33. Zuboni Humtsoe, Nagaland
You may read about the contributions made by these awardees from this government document.
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