'There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of woman is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing'. -
Following our centuries old values that place women on the highest pedestal in the society, it has been endeavour of the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Government of India to promote social and economic empowerment of women through cross-cutting policies and programmes, creating awareness about their rights and facilitating institutional and legislative support for enabling them to realize their human rights and develop to their fullest potential. In doing so, the aim also is to inspire and motivate others towards similar achievements contributions.
Women have always exhibited strength in varied forms. Nari Shakti Puraskar (formerly Stree Shakti Puraskar), which literally means ‘Woman Power Awards’, are "National Award in recognition of exceptional work for women empowerment" conferred by the Hon’ble President of India every year on 8 th March, the International Women’s Day as a mark of respect and recognition for those who have demonstrated exemplary courage and stellar contribution towards empowerment of women.