Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 Presented to Dr Bharti Kashyap
The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind Presented Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 to Dr Bharti Kashyap.
The President Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 to 39 achievers at special ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan on International Women’s Day. This award honours to deserving women in recognition of their service towards society and women’s empowerment. Among these 39 eminent Women Dr. Bharti Kashyap is awarded with Nari Shakti Puraskar.
Nari Shakti Puraskar carries cash award of Rs. 1 lakh and certificate for individuals and institutions. The Ministry of Women and Child Development announces these national level award for individuals, organisations and institutions.
Nari Shakti Puraskar – Highest Civilian Honour for Women
Nari Shakti Puraskar Presented to eminent Women from fields of sport, art, social work, science, conservation, agriculture, education, security, handicrafts and defence. Dr Bharti Kashyap who faced severe discrimination and tragedies in their lives, but have risen above these hardships to empower themselves and help others along their journeys of empowerment.
President Kovind Honours Dr Bharti Kashyap with Nari Shakti Puraskar
Ophthalmologist and Philanthropist Dr. Bharti Kashyap awarded with Nari shakti Puraskar for her waging a war against loss of eyesight among the poor and the destitute for the past 23 years and has dedicated her life for the well-being of women and children in the tribal and primitive tribal areas of Jharkhand.
Apart from being the Founder Director of an NABH accredited tertiary care eye-super-specialty hospital in Ranchi, Jharkhand, she has also set up a trust named Kashyap Memorial Eye Bank, through which she conducts free eye camps for children in Jharkhand.
By now she has screened 17 lakh school children, given free spectacles and operated children suffering from cataract enabling the school dropouts to go back to school. Through her relentless efforts she succeeded to receive first post humous eye donation of Bihar and jharkhand and did first cornea transplant with her husband Dr. B. P. Kashyap in 1995.
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