WCD invites nominations for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry have invited nominations for this year's 'Nari Shakti Puraskar', the highest civilian honor for women in India. The coveted award is conferred on those exceptional women and institutions who have been working incessantly towards the cause of women empowerment. The President confers the 'Nari Shakti Puraskar' on International Women's Day every year. Here's more.
Now in its 19th year, the 'Nari Shakti Puraskar' recognizes the par excellence contributions of women in society. "We have been conferring the 'Nari Shakti Puraskar' since 1999 and have collated an extensive database of zealous women achievers, who rise above barriers, venture into unexplored sectors and make a lasting contribution to society," said Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi in a statement.
The nominations for this year's 'Nari Shakti Puraskar' are open till October 31. The required documents for nomination are to be submitted to the Deputy Secretary (WD & IC), MWCD, Room No - 632, 6th Floor, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi- 110001, the statement said. Applicants are requested to read the award guidelines at http://www.wcd.nic.in/award. Self-nominations for the awards are also considered.
Outstanding contributions in the field (towards upliftment of women) are of primary consideration in identifying the recipients of awards. The final selection of the awardees is made by the National Selection Committee which takes into account the recommendations of the screening committee.