President Ram Nath Kovind presented Nari Shakti Puraskars 2017 to 30 eminent individuals and 9 distinguished institutions at special ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan on occasion of International Women’s Day.
They were felicitated in recognition of their efforts in rendering distinguished services for cause of women, especially vulnerable and marginalized women.
Nari Shakti awards
These awards aim to acknowledge achievement of women by bestowing awards on eminent women and institutions in recognition of their service towards the cause of women empowerment. It established in 1991 and since then it is conferred annually by President on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8 every year. It carries cash award of Rs. 1 lakh and certificate for individuals and institutions. The Ministry of Women and Child Development announces these national level awards for eminent women, organisations and institutions.