17 Jan 2022 Nari Shakti Puraskar 2021
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- The last date for nominations for Nari Shakti Puraskar, 2021 is January 31, 2022.
About Nari Shakti Puraskar 2021:
- This award was started in the year 1999. It is the highest civilian award in honor of women in India.
- Every year on International Women’s Day (March 8), the Nari Shakti Puraskars are presented by the President of India.
- Nari Shakti Puraskar carries a cash prize money of Rs 2 lakh and a certificate is given to individuals and institutions.
- Ministry of Women and Child Development announces these national level awards for Individuals/Groups/Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)/Institutions etc. Prizes are distributed to the following:
- To encourage women to participate in decision making roles.
- For skill development of women in traditional and non-traditional sectors.
- To provide basic facilities to rural women.
- To promote women permanently in non-traditional fields like science and technology, sports, arts, culture.
- For important work towards safety, health and welfare, education, life skills, respect and dignity of women etc.
- To demonstrate the commitment of the Government towards women with the aim of strengthening the status of women in the society.
- It will also provide an opportunity to young Indians to understand the contribution of women in building society and nation.
- It will also help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
- SDG 5: Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
- As per the guidelines, any person who is not less than 25 years of age and has worked in the relevant field for at least 5 years in the institute is eligible to apply.
International Women’s Day
- International Women’s Day is organized every year on 8 March. International Women’s Day was first organized in the year 1909. It was officially recognized by the United Nations in the year 1977.
- Women’s Day was first celebrated in the year 1911 by Clara Zetkin of Germany. The roots of the first Women’s Day were associated with the labor movement.
- In the year 1913, it was decided to celebrate it on 8 March, which continues till the present.
- International Women’s Day was first celebrated by the United Nations in the year 1975.
- In December 1977, a resolution was adopted by the member states of the General Assembly to declare the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year, in accordance with their historical and national traditions.