Prime Minister Modi lauds ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ awardees

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ awardees here and said that they are an inspiration for the others.
“When you started your work, you must have done it as a mission or to do something valuable in life or would have just gone with the flow. It must have not been for reward but today you have become an inspiration for others,” the Prime Minister told the recipients.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday presented Nari Shakti Puraskar on the occasion of International Women’s Day at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre (RBCC).
The Nari Shakti Puraskar, instituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, are National Award in recognition of exceptional work for women empowerment conferred every year on March 8 as a mark of respect and recognition for those who contribute towards the empowerment of women.
Before the award presentation ceremony, a special screening of ‘Swachh Bharat – India’s Sanitation Story’ was held at RBCC. This short film showcases the massive behaviour change that occurred across rural India under the Swachh Bharat Mission and the role that women played in leading over 55 crore people to shun the age-old practice of open defecation.