New Delhi: Ministry of Women and Child Development has invited applications for Nari Shakti Puraskar for the year 2019. The National Award is given annually to individuals, groups, institutions in recognition of their exceptional work towards the cause of women empowerment, especially for vulnerable and marginalized women.
Applications/ nominations must be submitted online on the portal for consideration. The last date for submission of applications/ nominations is January 7, 2020.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development is the nodal Ministry for the welfare of women and has been celebrating International Women’s Day every year by felicitating eminent organisations and institutions for the distinguished services rendered by them in the field of women empowerment with the Nari Shakti Puraskar.
About Nari Shakti Puraskar
Nari Shakti Puraskar is India’s highest civilian award for recognising the achievements and contributions of women. The awards are given away by the President of India every year on 8 March, International Women’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is conferred on individual women, public and private institutions and public departments for their activism and/ or their contributions to the cause of women’s empowerment. The award, instituted in the year 1999 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, is given in six institutional categories and two individual categories.
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The award carries a cash prize of rupees one lakh (INR 100,000) and a citation. Nari Shakti Puraskar was earlier known as Stree Shakti Puraskar.