NITI Aayog, in partnership with MyGov and the United Nations, announced the winners of the Women Transforming India Awards, 2017. Launched on International Women’s Day on 8 March, the contest aimed to gather lesser-own stories of women leading change. Honourable Minister for Textiles and Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani has awarded top 12 winners, honoring their courage and role in transforming societies.
Top 6 Contestants-
- Laxmi Agarwal- a champion of violence against women.
- Safeena Husain- working for girls’ education in India’s most backward districts.
- Kamal Kumbhar- enabling women like herself to realize their dreams of a brighter tomorrow.
- Subasini Mistry- working for two decades to build a hospital for the needy.
- Arunima Sinha– Is the first female amputee to scale the highest mountain in the world.
- Jamuna Tudu- has conserved 50 hectares of forest land around her village in Jharkhand
Other 6 runner ups are- Rajlakshmi Borthakur, Harshini Kanhekar, Sunita Kamble, Kiran Kanojia, Shima Modak and Kanika Tekriwal.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- Amitabh Kant is the CEO of NITI Aayog.
- Arvind Panagariya is the present Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)