Panaji, September 20, 2018 …. The Department of Women and Child Development will celebrate international Women’s Day  by facilitating eminent women, organizations and institutions with National award called “Nari Shakti Puruskars”.

 The award “Nari Shakti Puruskars” will consist of 40 Nari Shakti Puruskars and will be conferred each year from the year 2018 on March 8 on the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD).  The award consists of a Certificate and cash award which will be given to eminent or outstanding Institutions or organizations and individuals.

 The Eligibility Criteria for Nomination are as follows -awards will be  open to all individuals and Institutions. In case of Individual category, the awardee must be at least 25 years of age on the last date of receipt of nomination.  If the applicant is an institution, it should have worked in the relevant field for at least 5 years. The applicant should not be a recipient of the same award earlier (including Stree   Shakti  Puraskars as were awarded by the Ministry) The Nari Shakti Puruskar may be awarded for outstanding work, preferably in exceptional circumstances, to individuals/groups/institutions /NGOs, etc.  in the areas of economic and social empowerment of women.

 The Nari Shakti Puruskar may be awarded to individuals/groups/NGOs institutions etc. who encouraged women to participate in decision making roles encourage women’s skill development in traditional and non – traditional    sectors, facilitated basic amenities for rural women, promoted women in non-traditional sectors like science and technology, sports, art, culture, etc.

The eligible eminent women, organizations and institutions may submit their applications in the prescribed downloaded format available on the website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development at complete in all respects along with enclosures in the office of the Directorate of Women & Child Development, Old Education Bldg., 2nd Floor, 18th June Road, Panaji on or before September 30, 2018.  Applications received after the last date will not be considered.


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