NITI Aayog Launches ‘Women Transforming India’ Campaign


The NITI Aayog (GOIs premier think tank) has launched the Women Transforming India initiative on 8th March the International Women’s Day in partnership with the UN in India and MyGov. Through this initiative the NITI Aayog seeks entries in the form of written essays or stories, preferably accompanied by photographs that set a context to the narrative. These stories should reflect new ground broken by women in empowering themselves or others.


As per the campaign the policy would engage directly with women leaders from across urban and rural areas of the country and making every effort to gather successful stories of change heralded by women at the grassroots level within communities. It will also seeks to encourage and recognize women who have made a difference particularly by demonstrating leadership in the economic, socio-cultural and environmental front.

Entries must be filled online (https://mygov.in/task/women-transforming-india womentransform/) on or before March 31st, 2016.  A shortlist of 8-10 best entries by a jury will be put to poll on MyGov.in to determine the top three entries. The final winning entry will be determined by a jury constituted by NITI Aayog.  Spread across a period of over one month, the initiative will also sensitize citizens to gender issues and seek to promote gender equity and equality through a variety of media. 

Apart from that, Winner will receive a certificate of appreciation from NITI Aayog and the UN in India. Change makers may also have a chance to interact directly with policy makers in the Government of India to enable affect positive policy action.
This initiative is also a step forward in furthering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which have Gender as a stand-alone goal. NITI Aayog has been entrusted with the responsibility to plan, monitor and coordinate SDG efforts across Central Ministries and State governments.

‘Women Transforming India’ is consistent with the government’s renewed commitment to advancing gender equality. The many interventions including Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, Janani Suraksha Yojana are testimony to its resolve to empower and educate of girls, and to tackle discrimination against girls and women.

Extra Info : 
NITI Aayog Chairman : PM Narendra Modi
Vice Chairman : Arvind Panagaria
CEO : Amitabh Kant

So now lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the campaign launched on International Women’s Day by NITI Aayog ?
2. For Women Transforming India campaign NITI Aayog has partnership with which two organization ?
3. Expand the term NITI & SDG ?





Courtesy : PIB News  

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