Nari Shakti Awards on Women's Day: Know all about it
New Delhi : Nari Shakti Awards 2018, the highest civilian honour for women of India, will be presented at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of International Women's Day (March 8).
President of India Ram Nath Kovind will present the award to the women shortlisted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development for their relentless service towards the cause of women empowerment and social welfare.
This year, around 1000 nominations had arrived at the Ministry and 44 were selected for the award, according to an official statement.
Scientists, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, social workers, farmers, artists, masons, a woman marine pilot, a woman commando trainer, journalists and film-makers are among the recipients of the award, it said.
"No field has been left untouched, where women have not left their indelible mark, making women the leading force of our development trajectory.
"I thank all concerned for sending nominations and letting us know about the remarkable work of women of our country," Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said.