Nari Shakti Puraskar

  • Nari Shakti Puraskar is given to individual women, group, a public or private institution in recognition of their exceptional work towards the cause of women empowerment, especially for vulnerable and marginalized women.
  • The award is given away by the president of India every year 8 march, international women’s day at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • The award was instituted in the year 1999 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • It is given in six institutional categories and two individual categories.

Eligibility criteria for the award

  • open to individuals, groups, or institutions for their outstanding work towards the empowerment of women.
  • an individual applicant must be at least 25 years of age.
  • Institutions must have 5 years of relevant experience.