Patiala’s Mann Kaur along with 14 Indian women’s honoured with Nari Shakti Puraskar by President Kovind

Kanwar Inder Singh/ Patiala

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented Nari Shakti Puraskarfor the year 2019 at a special ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on the occasion of International Women’s Day today. The awards were conferred on 15 eminent women in recognition of their efforts in rendering distinguished services towards emancipation of women, especially vulnerable and marginalized women. Nari Shakti Puraskar awardee from Kollam, Alappuzha, Kerala, Bhageerathi Amma,could not travel to Delhi to receive the award.

Patiala’s Mann Kaur also received the award from President of India. Born on March 1,1916, Mann Kaur is an Indian track-and-field athlete. She holds the world records in the Over-100 year’s old categories for a variety of events. Mann Kaur has won multiple gold medals at the World Masters Athletics Championships

Nari Shakti Puraskar is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development to acknowledge the exceptional contribution made by individuals and institutions, to celebrate women as game changers and catalyst of positive change in the society. These outstanding women have contributed towards safeguarding women’s rights along with pushing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. These awards are an effort to recognize women as equal partners in the advancement of society.

These achievers have not allowed age, geographical barriers or access to resources to come in the way of fulfilling their dreams. Their indomitable spirit will inspire the society at large and the young Indian minds in particular to break gender stereotypes, and stand up against gender inequality and discrimination.

Patiala’s Mann Kaur along with 14 Indian women’s honoured with Nari Shakti Puraskar by President Kovind
The President, Ram Nath Kovind with the recipients of the Nari Shakti Puruskar for the year 2019, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 08, 2020. The Union Minister for Women & Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani, the Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Sushri Debasree Chaudhuri and other dignitaries are also seen.

The winners of the Nari ShaktiPuraskarfor the year 2019 are from fields as diverse as agriculture, sports, handicrafts, afforestation and wildlife conservation, Armed Forces and education.

The list of the Awardees is as under:

S. No Name Category State
1 PadalaBhudevi Individual Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh
2 Bina Devi Individual Munger , Bihar
3 Arifa Jan Individual Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
4 ChamiMurmu Individual Rajnagar, SaraikelaKharsawan, Jharkhand
5 NilzaWangmo Individual Leh ,Ladakh
6 RashmiUrdhwareshe Individual Pune, Maharashtra
7 Sardarni Mann Kaur Individual Patiala, Punjab
8 Kalavati Devi Individual Kanpur,  Uttar Pradesh
9 Tashi and  Nungshi Malik Individual Dehradun, Uttarakhand
10 KaushikiChakroborty Individual Kolkata, West Bengal
11 BhageerathiAmma


Individual Kollam, Alappuzha, Kerala
12 AvaniChaturvedi

Bhawna Kanth

Mohana Singh

Individual Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

Darbhanga, Bihar

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Indian Air Force