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Nari Shakti Puruskar: Awards to recognize eminent contribution of women

Name of the scheme: Nari Shakti Puruskar

Purpose: Nari Shakti Puruskars are conferred on eminent women and institutions rendering distinguished service to the cause of women especially belonging to the vulnerable and marginalized sections of the society, those who have made a positive impact in the society.

Description:

  • 20 Nari Shakti awards will be conferred each year.
  • The recipients of the Puruskars would be declared every year on 20th February and awards will be conferred on 8th March on the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD).

Nature of the award:

Sl. No. Category Description Nature of award
Institutional Category
1-4 Rani Rudramma Devi Awards for two District Panchayats and two GramPanchayats To the District/Gram Panchayats which have done outstanding work for women welfare especially on areas related to BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP). It may be through Panchayat’s own initiatives or through the Government flagship programme (1) Certificate;

(2) Cash award of Rs. 2 lakh each

5-6 Mata Jijabai Award for Best Urban Local body for providing services and facilities to women To municipal bodies/ corporations, which have done outstanding work for women welfare. It may be through urban local body’s own initiatives or through the Government flagship programme (1) Certificate;

(2) Cash award of Rs. 2 lakh each

7 Kannagi Devi Award for Best State which has appreciably improved Child Sex Ratio (CSR) To the State or Union Territories which has impacted the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) by highest point which will contribute to improvement in Child Sex Ratio (CSR) (1) Certificate;

(2) Cash award of Rs. 2 lakh each

8-9 Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang award for Best Civil Society organization (CSO) doing outstanding work for the welfare and wellbeing of women For CSOs doing exemplary work in the various fields such as awareness generation on issues relating to laws, health, work education etc. for women empowerment (1) Certificate;

(2) Cash award of Rs. 2 lakh each

10 Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Award for Best Private Sector organization/Public sector undertaking in promoting the wellbeing and welfare of women Corporate Houses/PSUs addressing the problem of women either by providing gainful employment (women farmers/ enterprises), good health, education, providing enabling environment/safe spaces for women (1) Certificate;

(2) Cash award of Rs. 2 lakh each

Rani Lakshmibai Award for Best Institution for Research & Development in the field of women empowerment For institutions with a record of outstanding contribution for women causes including work in the research and development (technology) and dissemination of knowledge in the various issues related to women (1) Certificate;

(2) Cash award of Rs. 2 lakh each

Individual Category
12-13 Award for Courage & Bravery Award for woman who has shown exemplary courage and has set an example and achieved laurels in the face of diversity (1) Certificate;

(2) Cash award of Rs. 1 lakh each

14- 20 Seven Awards for making outstanding contributions to women’s endeavour/community work/making a difference/women empowerment For women who have made exceptional contributions for women’s socio-economic empowerment, effective implementation of women related legislation, media, environment protection, art, culture, sports, Science & Technology, and Indian heritage (1) Certificate;

(2) Cash award of Rs. 1 lakh each

Eligibility Criteria for Nomination:

The awards are open to all Indian Institutions, organisations and individuals without any distinction or discrimination on ground of race, caste or creed.

The eligibility criterion for each category is given here

Nomination form is attached here

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