|Nari Shakti Puraskar|
Ram Nath Kovind with the recipients of the 2019 awards
|Awarded for||National Award in recognition of exceptional work for women empowerment|
|Sponsored by||Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India|
|Formerly called||Stree Shakti Puraskar|
|Reward(s)||₹ 1-2 lakh|
|Website||Nari Shakti Puraskar|
Nari Shakti Puraskar (lit. "Woman Power Award") is an annual award given by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Government of India to individual women or to institutions that work towards the cause of women empowerment.The awards are presented by the President of India on International Women's Day (8 March), at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The awards were instituted in 1999 under the title of Stree Shakti Puraskar and were renamed and reorganised in 2015. There are given in six institutional and two individual categories, which carry a cash prize of rupees two-lakh and one-lakh, respectively .
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is given in six institutional categories and two categories for individual women.
Each of the six institutional categories is named after an eminent woman in Indian history.
Stree Shakti Puraskar, the predecessor of the Nari Shakti Puraskar, was instituted in the year 1999. ₹100,000 and a citation. The Stree Shakti Puraskar was given in the same six categories as the Nari Shakti Award.It carried a cash prize of
The first Stree Shakti Puraskar awards were conferred on five women by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on 4 January 2001:
Five women were awarded the 2001 Stree Shakti Puraskar on 26 March 2003:
The recipients of the 2002 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 19 November 2006 together with the 2003 recipients.
The recipients of the 2003 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 19 November 2006 together with the 2002 recipients.
The recipients of the 2004 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 8 March 2008 together with the recipients for 2005 and 2006.
The recipients of the 2005 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 8 March 2008 together with the recipients for 2004 and 2006.
The recipients of the 2006 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 8 March 2008 together with the recipients for 2004 and 2005.
The recipients of the 2007 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 28 February 2009:
The recipients of the 2008 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 8 March 2010 together with the 2009 recipients.
The recipients of the 2009 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 8 March 2010 together with the 2008 recipients.
The 2010 Stree Shakti Puraskar was awarded to four women:
The 2011 Stree Shakti Puraskar was awarded to six women:
The 2012 Stree Shakti Puraskar was awarded to five women. In addition, the Rani Lakshmi Bai Award was posthumously dedicated to the "Spirit of Nirbhaya".
The 2013 Stree Shakti Puraskar was awarded to six recipients:
For the year 2014, the Stree Shakti Puraskar was awarded to four individuals and two organizations:
8 women received the Nari Shakti Puraskar, which was conferred for the first time:
The award was given to 22 recipients: 7 institutions and 15 individuals. The individual recipients are listed below:
The institutional awards for 2015 were divided into categories:
The award was given to 33 recipients: 6 institutions and 27 individuals.
39 individuals and institutions received the award.
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind gave away the Nari Shakti Puraskar to 44 recipients, which includes 3 institutions.The award function was held on 8 March 2019. The awardees (in alphabetical order) are:
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind gave away the Nari Shakti Puraskar to fifteen women achievers.The award function was held on 9 March 2020. List of the awardees:
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