January 10, 2022
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has invited nominations for the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2021. Applications/nominations will be accepted only through online mode and may be filed at the portal www.awards.gov.in.All applications/nominations received up to 31st January 2022 will be considered for Nari Shakti Puraskar for the year 2021.
This award recognizes outstanding work in the fields of economic and social empowerment of women. Nari Shakti Puraskar 2021 will be conferred by the Ministry of Women and Child Development on International Women’s Day i.e., 8th March 2022.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development confers Nari Shakti Puraskar every year to individuals and institutions in recognition of their service towards the cause of women empowerment, especially vulnerable and marginalized women. The award carries a certificate and a cash amount of Rupees 2 lakhs per awardee.
A Screening Committee, headed by a Joint Secretary level Officer of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, will scrutinize, and shortlist the nominations received for the Awards considering the achievements of institutions and individuals, applied/recommended for the Awards. The final selection of the Awardees is made by a Selection Committee, chaired by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, based on recommendations of the Screening Committee.
Guidelines regarding eligibility criteria and other details are available at https://wcd.nic.in/acts/guidelines-nari-shakti-puraskar-2021-onwards
Here is a showcase of groundbreaking women who contributed immensely to progress of our country: