Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018-19 – Women National Award

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Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018-19

Under Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018-19, Ministry of Women and Child Development has announced nominations and it is considered the highest civilian award for women. The women who have contributed to any noble cause in relation to Women Empowerment can apply for the same. Indian President has decided to give the Nari Shakti Puraskar on Women’s Day 2019. The screening procedure for the same would continue till the 20th of February. The amount prize for the same has been decided to be an amount of Rs. 1 lakh along with a certificate pertaining to the same.

Touted as one of the highest national awards, it would be given to any women due to her contribution in improving the condition of women in the society. There are total 40 nominations for the same and the last date for filling the nominations is 31st of October 2018 via the online mode.

How to download nomination form?

  1. First, women have to visit the official website and click on the link.
  2. They have to click on ‘Guidelines of Nari Shakti Puraskar (519.26 Kb)’ which is under the revised section of the Puraskar.
  3. You would also get the format of the application form under Annexure 1.
  4. There are different forms for the ones recommending for institutional awards and recommending individuals for awards.
  5. After filling the application in the online mode, they can take a printout of the same.

Who can apply for the nominations of this purashkar?

The nominations for the award would be invited from

  1. Union Territory Administrations, State Government, Concerned Central Ministries or Departments.
  2. Non-Governmental Organizations or NGOs, Universities or Institutions, Private and Public Sector Undertakings.
  3. Self-nominations for the women are also allowed.
  4. The Selection Committee also has the right to recommend any women individual or institution for the nomination of the award.

Who are eligible to apply for the award?

  • Any women or institution are eligible to apply for the nominations of the award.
  • In case of any individual women, the age of the women must be above 25 years as on the last date of receipt of the nomination.
  • In case of any institution, the same must have experience in the same field for at least a span of 5 years.
  • For any individual who has already received the same award earlier would not be eligible to apply for the nominations of the same.
  • The award would be given to a state which has good child sex ratio.
  • No individual or institution would be given this award after their death. In case, the nominee dies after the submission of the proposal, such applications would be considered.



After Free Mobile, Free Calling For Chhattisgarh Peoples under Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY)

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23rd July 2018

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How to generate Virtual Aadhaar ID?


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