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Stree Shakti Puraskar-2013
Mar 11, 2014

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the Stree Shakti Puraskar, 2013 on the occasion of International Women’s Day at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The awardees for the Stree Shakti Puruskar are nominated by state governments, MPs, VIPs and on suo-moto basis, and selected by a national level Screening Committee. There are six awards instituted in the name of women icons of India. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs. 3 lakh and citation.

The following are the recipients of the six awards for 2013:

  • Manasi Pradhan from Odisha has been honoured with Rani Lakshmibai Award for her work in the field of women’s empowerment.
  • Dr. M. Venkaiah from Andhra Pradesh has been honoured with Rani Rudramma Devi Award for his contribution in the field of women’s health.
  • Bina Sheth Lashkari from Maharashtra has been honoured with Mata Jijabai Award for her achievement in the field of education and training.
  • T. Radha K. Prashanti from Andhra Pradesh has been honoured with Kannagi Award for her achievement in the field of providing support to orphans, visually impaired, handicapped and destitute women.
  • Dr. Vartika Nanda from Delhi has been honoured with Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award for her creating awareness on women’s issues through media.
  • Dr. Seema Sakhare form Maharashtra has been honoured with Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Award for her contribution in the field of women’s rights, gender issues, legal counselling and institutional support to women and girls.

 


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