Nari Shakti Puraskar

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Nari Shakti Puraskar
Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Nari Shakti Puruskar for the year 2019.jpg
Ram Nath Kovind with the recipients of the 2019 awards
Awarded forNational Award in recognition of exceptional work for women empowerment
Sponsored by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India
Formerly calledStree Shakti Puraskar
Reward(s) 1-2 lakh
First awarded1999
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. [1] 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 . [2] [1]

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Then President of India, Pranab Mukherjee bestowing the 2012 Rani Lakshmibai Stree Shakti Puraskar posthumously on 2012 Delhi gang rape victim, Nirbhaya. 2012 Stree Shakti Puraskar.jpg
Then President of India, Pranab Mukherjee bestowing the 2012 Rani Lakshmibai Stree Shakti Puraskar posthumously on 2012 Delhi gang rape victim, Nirbhaya.

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is given in six institutional categories and two categories for individual women. [1]

Institutional categories

Each of the six institutional categories is named after an eminent woman in Indian history. [1]

Individual categories

History

Stree Shakti Puraskar, the predecessor of the Nari Shakti Puraskar, was instituted in the year 1999. [5] It carried a cash prize of 100,000 and a citation. The Stree Shakti Puraskar was given in the same six categories as the Nari Shakti Award. [6] [7]

1999 recipients

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: [8]

2001 recipients

Five women were awarded the 2001 Stree Shakti Puraskar on 26 March 2003: [13]

2002 recipients

The recipients of the 2002 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 19 November 2006 together with the 2003 recipients. [14] [15]

2003 recipients

The recipients of the 2003 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 19 November 2006 together with the 2002 recipients. [14] [15]

2004 recipients

The recipients of the 2004 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 8 March 2008 together with the recipients for 2005 and 2006. [16] [17]

2005 recipients

The recipients of the 2005 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 8 March 2008 together with the recipients for 2004 and 2006. [16] [17]

2006 recipients

The recipients of the 2006 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 8 March 2008 together with the recipients for 2004 and 2005. [16] [17]

2007 recipients

The recipients of the 2007 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 28 February 2009: [18]

2008 recipients

The recipients of the 2008 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 8 March 2010 together with the 2009 recipients. [19]

2009 recipients

The recipients of the 2009 Stree Shakti Puraskar were announced on 8 March 2010 together with the 2008 recipients. [19]

2010 recipients

The 2010 Stree Shakti Puraskar was awarded to four women: [20]

2011 recipients

The 2011 Stree Shakti Puraskar was awarded to six women: [21]

2012 recipients

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". [22]

2013 recipients

President of India Pranab Mukherjee bestowing the 2013 Rani Lakshmibai Stree Shakti Puraskar on Manasi Pradhan at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on 8 March 2014. Manasi Pradhan Stree Shakti Puraskar.JPG
President of India Pranab Mukherjee bestowing the 2013 Rani Lakshmibai Stree Shakti Puraskar on Manasi Pradhan at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on 8 March 2014.

The 2013 Stree Shakti Puraskar was awarded to six recipients: [23] [24]

2014 recipients

For the year 2014, the Stree Shakti Puraskar was awarded to four individuals and two organizations: [25] [26]

8 women received the Nari Shakti Puraskar, which was conferred for the first time: [25] [26]

2015 recipients

The award was given to 22 recipients: 7 institutions and 15 individuals. The individual recipients are listed below: [28]

The institutional awards for 2015 were divided into categories: [26]

2016 recipients

The award was given to 33 recipients: 6 institutions and 27 individuals. [29]

2017 recipients

Gargi Gupta and other awardees of Nari Shakti Puraskar, 2017, Minister Maneka Gandhi. Gargi Gupta & other awardees with Ms. Maneka Gandhi 01.jpg
Gargi Gupta and other awardees of Nari Shakti Puraskar, 2017, Minister Maneka Gandhi.

39 individuals and institutions received the award. [30] [31]

2018 recipients

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind gave away the Nari Shakti Puraskar to 44 recipients, which includes 3 institutions. [32] [33] The award function was held on 8 March 2019. The awardees (in alphabetical order) are: [26]

2019 recipients

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind gave away the Nari Shakti Puraskar to fifteen women achievers. [35] [36] The award function was held on 9 March 2020. List of the awardees: [37] [38]

See also

Notes and references

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  8. "Social Development" (PDF). Annual Plan 2001-2002. Planning Commission of India. p. 282.
  9. "a face in the crowd: K.M.Rabiya". www.softronindia.com. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  10. Rajachandrasekaran, Anitha (5 March 2005). "On an EQUAL footing". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 June 2020. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  11. "a face in the crowd: Brahmacharini Kamala Bai". www.softronindia.com. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  12. Gulati, Vishal (23 February 2006). "Fight, a byword for Kinkri Devi". The Tribune . Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  13. Annual Report, 2003-04 (PDF). Department of Women and Child Development. 2004. p. 15. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 August 2019.
  14. 1 2 "Rashtriya Stree Shakti Puraskars presented". archive.pib.gov.in. 19 November 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  15. 1 2 "Programmes for Women". Annual Report 2005-06 (PDF). Ministry of Women and Child Development. p. 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2020.
  16. 1 2 3 "Stree Shakti Puraskar for outstanding achievements in area of women empowerment presented". archive.pib.gov.in. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  17. 1 2 3 "Programmes for Women". Annual Report 2007-08 (PDF). Ministry of Women and Child Development. p. 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2020.
  18. "Women Development". Annual Report 2008-09 (PDF). Ministry of Women and Child Development. pp. 37–38. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 November 2020.
  19. 1 2 "National Mission for Empowerment of Women launched; President Presents Stree Shakti Puruskar". archive.pib.gov.in. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  20. "Women and Child Development Ministry Presented 'Stree Shakti Puraskar' 2010 on International Women's Day". archive.pib.gov.in. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  21. "International Women's Day: President of India Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil Gives away Stree Shakti Puraskar 2011 in New Delhi". archive.pib.gov.in. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  22. "Hon. President of India, Sh. Pranab Mukherjee, Confers Rani Lakshimibai Award to 'Spirit of Nirbhaya'; National 'Stree Shakti Puruskar' Conferred to Five Women Achievers". archive.pib.gov.in. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  23. 1 2 "Laws alone cant come to women's rescue:Pranab". The Hindu . 9 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  24. "President Confers Stree Shakti Puruskar on International Women's Day". archive.pib.gov.in. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  25. 1 2 "Stree Shakti Puraskar and Nari Shakti Puraskar presented to 6 and 8 Indian women respectively". India Today . Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  26. 1 2 3 4 Nari Shakti Puraskar 2014-2018 Coffee Table Book. Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  27. "Awards". C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation . Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  28. "'Nari Shakti Puraskar-2015' conferred on 22 Institutions/Individuals by the President". archive.pib.gov.in. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  29. "Prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskars given away to 33 women by the President". archive.pib.gov.in. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  30. "Nari Shakti Puraskar". Times of India . 7 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  31. "On International Women's Day, the President conferred the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskars to 30 eminent women and 9 distinguished Institutions for the year 2017". archive.pib.gov.in. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  32. "President gives Nari Shakti Puraskar, woman marine pilot, commando trainer receive loudest cheers". United News of India . Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  33. "President confers Nari Shakti awards on 44 women". The Tribune. 9 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  34. "Weaving a success story". The Financial Express . 4 September 2005. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  35. "President of India Confers Nari Shakti Puraskar for 2019". pib.gov.in. 8 March 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  36. "President gives Nari Shakti Puraskar". DD News . Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  37. "Meet The Women Who Were Awarded With Nari Shakti Puraskar 2020". SheThePeople.TV . Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  38. "President of India Presents Nari Shakti Puraskar". pib.gov.in. 8 March 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2021.

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