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Which is the highest civilian honor for women in India?

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The highest civilian honor for women in India is ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ which is bestowed to deserving women in recognition of their services towards society and women’s empowerment. 

The award is given by the President of India on every Women’s Day i. e. 8th March to those who have contributed exceptionally in the fields of science, sport, art, social work, conservation, agriculture, conservation, education, security, handicrafts, defense, etc. Nari Shakti Puraskar is also conferred to organizations contributing for the welfare and empowerment of women.

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Eligibility

  • Women and organizations that have been fighting for the social and financial empowerment of women in all the aforementioned fields.
  • Should be of or above the age of 25.
  • Should have at least 5 years of experience in the relevant organizations.

The awardees receive a certificate and ₹ 1 Lakh cash. You can also receive this award if you are into social work or endeavoring something exceptional in the aforementioned fields to empower your fraternity. The last date to apply 31 October 2018.

Log on to www.wcd.nic.in for more details.

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