All about Nari Shakti Puraskars 2016 – National Award for Women who made a difference

///All about Nari Shakti Puraskars 2016 – National Award for Women who made a difference
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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

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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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