Ministry of Women and Child Development
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On International Women’s Day, The Honourable President Will Confer Prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskars To 29 Outstanding Individuals For The Years 2020 and 2021

Posted On: 07 MAR 2022 11:01AM by PIB Delhi

As part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the week-long celebrations of International Women’s Day started on 1st March, 2022 in New Delhi. The culmination of week-long events will witness conferment of Nari Shakti Puruskar for the years 2020 and 2021 by the Honourable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind at a special ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 8th March, 2022. The award ceremony for the year 2020 could not be held in 2021 due to prevalent situation created by COVID-19 pandemic.

The Honourable Prime Minister of India will also be having an interactive session with the Awardees to applaud their efforts and to inspire the masses to work for and excel in areas relating to women empowerment.

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.

‘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.

These achievers have not allowed age, geographical barriers or access to resources to come in the way of fulfilling their dreams. Their indomitable spirit will inspire the society at large and the young Indian minds in particular to break gender stereotypes, and stand up against gender inequality and discrimination. These awards are an effort to recognize women as equal partners in the advancement of society.

The winners of the Nari Shakti Puraskar for the year 2020 are from fields as diverse as entrepreneurship, agriculture, innovation, social work, arts and crafts, STEMM, and wildlife conservation, etc. The winners of the Nari Shakti Puraskar for the year 2021 are from the fields of linguistics, entrepreneurship, agriculture, social work, arts and crafts, Merchant Navy, STEMM, education and literature, disability rights, etc.

The list of awardees is below:

 

Nari Shakti Puruskar 2020

Sl. No

Name

State/ UT

Domain

  1.  

Anita Gupta

Bihar

Social Entrepreneur

  1.  

Ushaben Dineshbhai Vasava

Gujarat

Organic farmer & Tribal Activist

  1.  

Nasira Akhter

Jammu & Kashmir

Innovator - Environmental Conservation

  1.  

Sandhya Dhar

Jammu & Kashmir

Social Worker

  1.  

Nivruti Rai

Karnataka

Country Head, Intel India

  1.  

Tiffany Brar

Kerala

Social Worker – Working for Blind people

  1.  

Padma Yangchan

Ladakh

Revived the lost cuisine & clothing in Leh region

  1.  

Jodhaiya Bai Baiga

Madhya Pradesh

Tribal Baiga Art Painter

  1.  

Saylee Nandkishor Agavane

Maharashtra

Down syndrome affected Kathak Dancer

  1.  

Vanita Jagdeo Borade

Maharashtra

First Women Snake Rescuer

  1.  

Meera Thakur

Punjab

Sikki Grass Artist

  1.  

Jaya Muthu, Tejamma  (Jointly)

Tamil Nadu

Artisans - Toda embroidery

  1.  

Ela Lodh (Posthumous)

Tripura

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

  1.  

Arti Rana

Uttar Pradesh

Handloom Weaver & Teacher

 

Nari Shakti Puruskar 2021

 

  1.  

Sathupati Prasanna Sree

Andhra Pradesh

Linguist – preserving minority tribal languages

  1.  

Tage Rita Takhe

Arunachal Pradesh

Entrepreneur

  1.  

Madhulika Ramteke

Chhattisgarh

Social Worker

  1.  

Niranjanaben Mukulbhai Kalarthi

Gujarat

Author & Educationist

  1.  

Pooja Sharma

Haryana

Farmer & Entrepreneur

  1.  

Anshul Malhotra

Himachal Pradesh

Weaver

  1.  

Shobha Gasti

Karnataka

Social Activist – Working for ending Devadasi system

  1.  

Radhika Menon

Kerala

Captain Merchant Navy – First woman to receive award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea from IMO

  1.  

Kamal Kumbhar

Maharashtra

Social Entrepreneur

  1.  

Sruti Mohapatra

Odisha

Disability Rights Activist

  1.  

Batool Begam

Rajasthan

Maand & Bhajan Folk Singer

  1.  

Thara Rangaswamy

Tamil Nadu

Psychiatrist & Researcher

  1.  

Neerja Madhav

Uttar Pradesh

Hindi Author – working for rights for transgenders and Tibetan refugees

  1.  

Neena Gupta

West Bengal

Mathematician

 

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