President Honors Dr. Bharti Kashyap with ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ on International Womens Day-2017
Ophthalmologist and Philanthropist Dr. Bharti Kashyap received the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017’ from the honourable President of India on the special occasion of International Women’s Day at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Dr. Bharti Kashyap awarded with Nari shakti Puraskar-2017 for her war against loss of eyesight among the poor women and children in the tribal and primitive tribal areas of Jharkhand for the past 23 years. 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.
The awards were conferred on 30 eminent individuals and nine distinguished institutions in recognition of their efforts in rendering distinguished services for the cause of women, especially vulnerable and marginalized women.
Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017
The winners of the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017’ have been chosen from diverse fields including sports, social work, science, art, agriculture, education, environment conservation, security, handicrafts and defence. Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India confers the ‘Highest Civilian Honour for Women’’ on International Women’s Day, 8th March, every year by presenting ‘‘Nari Shakti Puraskars’’.
The objective of the Nari Shakti Puraskar-2017 award is to acknowledge and recognize the services of individuals and institutions who have made a lasting contribution to women’s empowerment. The awards are also an effort to recognize role models who act as torch bearers for the younger generation and catalysts of change in the lives of women and society at large.
Speaking on the occasion, the Women & Child Development minister, Maneka Gandhi said that the Government is working relentlessly for the empowerment of women in the country. Read News Article here.