Nari Shakti Awards 2018
Nari Shakti Awards 2018 has been presented by President Ram Nath Kovind on account of International Women’s Days on 8th March. These awards are considered to be the highest civilian awards in in India for women. This time 44 awards are being presented, which includes women from all spheres like Scientists, entrepreneurs, environmentlists, social workers, farmers, artists, masons, a woman marine pilot, a woman commando trainer, journalists and film makers.The awardees include acid attack victim and social activist Pragya Prasun, Rani Mistri Sunita Devi, first woman marine pilot of India Reshma Nilofer Naha, woman commando trainer Dr Seema Rao, spiritual and motivational speaker Brahma Kumari Shivani and wildlife conservationist Sonia Jabbar.
Nari Shakti Award also awarded to Tamil Nadu State Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Department for tremendous progress in improving child sex ratio at birth under Beti Bachao and Beti Padao scheme and One Stop Centre of Lucknow for providing legal aid, medial aid, psycho-social counselling and temporary shelter up to 5 days to women affected by violence.