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President Kovind Presents ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ for 2020 and 2021

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The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has conferred the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ for the years 2020 and 2021, on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 08, 2022, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. Overall 29 women have been conferred the award for the years 2020 and 2021 in recognition of their outstanding and exceptional work towards the empowerment of women, especially the vulnerable and marginalised. There were a total of 28 awards which included 14 awards each for the years 2020 and 2021. The award ceremony for the year 2020 could not be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nari Shakti Puraskar 2020:

Sl. No Name and Place Description
1. Anita Gupta (Bhojpur, Bihar)

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is presented to her for outstanding contribution forempowering rural and underprivileged women

2. Arti Rana
(Kheri, Uttar Pradesh)

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded in recognition of her exceptional work for underprivileged and tribal women.

3. Dr. Ela Lodh
(West Tripura, Tripura)
(Posthumous)

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded posthumously for her outstanding contribution towards women’s health particularly for the marginalised and underprivileged.

4. Jaya Muthu and Tejamma
(Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to them for their extraordinary contribution for preserving and promoting the age-old intricate Toda Embroidery of Nilgiris.
5. Jodhaiya Bai Baiga
(Umaria, Madhya Pradesh)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for resilience and brilliance in promoting the Tribal Baiga Art at the global level. By doing so, she is helping the art from becoming extinct.
6. Meera Thakur
(S.A.S Nagar, Punjab)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is being awarded to her for promoting the unique Sikki Grass Art and empowering the underprivileged women in Punjab.
7. Nasira Akhter
(Kulgam, Jammu and
Kashmir)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is being awarded to her for exemplary grassroots innovation for environmental conservation.
8. Nivruti Rai
(Bengaluru Urban,
Karnataka)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for excellence in the field of technology, truly representing the 21st Century Women and empowering students to build Artifical Intelligence enabled Hi-Tech future for India
9. Padma Yangchan
(Leh, Ladakh)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for preserving and reviving the lost cuisine and hand weaving techniques of Ladakh and promoting it at International Level.
10. Sandhya Dhar
(Jammu, Jammu and
Kashmir)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to recognise her exceptional contribution and indomitable spirit & dedication towards divyangjan rights.
11. Saylee Nandkishor
Agavane
(Pune, Maharashtra)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her in recognition of her excellence in promoting Indian Classical Dance internationally despite facing hardship.
12. Tiffany Brar (Thiruvananthapuram,
Kerala)
Nari Shakti Puraskar is being awarded to her for exemplary work done for visually impaired rural women and motivating the masses despite being visually challenged.
13. Ushaben Dineshbhai
Vasava
(Narmada, Gujarat)
Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for outstanding contribution in organic farming and assisting and educating the women farmers at ground level.
14. Vanita Jagdeo Borade
(Buldhana, Maharashtra)
Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded in recognition of her exemplary efforts in wildlife conservation particularly by rescuing Snakes and creating awareness on the subject

Nari Shakti Puruskar 2021:

Sl. No Name and Place Description
1. Anshul Malhotra
(Mandi, Himachal Pradesh)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her in recognition of her outstanding contribution for skilling the underprivileged rural women in learning handloom weaving and also for preserving and promoting Himachal Handloom.
2. Batool Begam
(Jaipur, Rajasthan)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for her outstanding contribution in promoting Indian folk music internationally and also being a source of inspiration for others.
3. Kamal Kumbhar
(Osamanabad, Maharashtra)

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for contribution in promoting women’s entrepreneurship in the field of animal husbandry

4. Madhulika Ramteke
(Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for remarkable efforts for upliftment of women and their economic empowerment.
5. Neena Gupta
(Kolkata, West Bengal)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for her excellence in the field of Mathematics
6. Neerja Madhav
(Uttar Pradesh)
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her in recognition of her work for marginalised people through Hindi Sahitya.
7. Niranjanaben Mukulbhai, (Kalarthi, Surat, Gujarat) The Nari Shakti Puruskar is awarded to her for promoting Gujarati language and to promote the education of underprivileged tribal girls.
8. Pooja Sharma
(Gurugram, Haryana)

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for her outstanding contribution in the field of skill development and empowerment of women and entrepreneurship.

9. Radhika Menon
(Dharwad, Karnataka)

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for excellence in Indian Merchant Navy & exemplary courage.

10. Sathupati Prasanna Sree
(Visakhapatanam, Andhra
Pradesh)

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her exceptional contribution for preserving minority tribal languages.

11. Shobha Gasti
(Belagavi, Karnataka)

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for remarkable efforts & exemplary contribution for the cause of empowerment of women and girls.

12. Sruti Mohapatra
(Bhubaneswar, Odisha)

The Nari Shakti Puruskar is awarded to her indomitable spirit and for outstanding contribution towards the upliftment and empowerment of Divyangjan.

13. Tage Rita Takhe
(Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh)

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is given to her for excellence in promoting women entrepreneurship and local product internationally.

14. Thara Rangaswamy
(Chennai, Tamil Nadu)

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for her innovative and relentless efforts to create awareness about and cure for mental disorders.

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