Government has extended the last date for submission of nomination for the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar-2020 till 6th February. The awards are conferred every year on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March, by the Ministry of Women and Child Development for recognizing exceptional work done by individuals in the area of empowerment of women.
The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to individuals, groups, NGOs and institutions for encouraging women to participate in decision making roles, women’s skill development in traditional and non-traditional sectors, promoting women in non-traditional sectors like science and technology, sports, art, culture and for the significant work towards safety and security. The award carries a citation and a cash reward of two lakh rupees. As per the Guidelines, any individual of at least 25 years of age and institutions having worked in the relevant field for at least five years are eligible to apply.