These Lady Heros Awarded ‘Nari Shakti Puraskaar’ On International Women’s Day

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There are many women warriors who sacrificed their lives for the nation, who did selfless work for the poverty-stricken people and much more.

On the occasion of International Women’s day, 33 women were shortlisted for the award Nari Shakti Puraskaar by the Union women and child development (WCD) ministry.

WCD ministry calls these awardees as ‘unsung sheroes’.

Three women scientists – Subha Varier, B Codanayaguy and Anatta Sonney – who have contributed to the launch of 104 satellites by ISRO on February 15.


Asia’s first woman who drove a diesel train at the age of 20 – Mumtaz Kazi received the award. “I draw my inspiration from my father and had an inclination to drive a train since I was young. I had applied for this job back in 1988 and joined Indian Railways in 1991,” told 46-year-old Kazi.


The award also goes to the motorcyclist Pallavi Fauzdar who has raised awareness about malnutrition in children and female foeticide. She has conquered eight mountain passes above 5,000 meters altitude in a single trip, covering 3,500 kms of rough terrain in Himachal, Leh, Ladakh and Kashmir.



Anoyara Khatun of West Bengal awarded for helping 200 girls pursue education and also for saving 50 minors from child marriage and 85 girls from getting trafficked.



India’s first female graphic novelist, Amruta Patil, awarded for her work in memento mori, sexuality, myth and sustainable living through graphics.



Some belong to the Rajasthan state did an effective campaign ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ that took its sex ratio from 929 in December 2016 to 942 through a statewide awareness campaign.



The ‘Annaprashan’ and ‘Goad Bharai’ programmes organized regularly for pregnant women at anganwadi centers in all districts of Rajasthan also helped it make the cut.

Subha Varier contributed in finalizing the configuration of Satish Dhawan Space Centre and SHAR, Shriharikota range, for real time display.



Codanayaguy from Puducherry has been with ISRO for over 30 years now and was responsible for the control system of all the solid motors of the PSLV C37 launch vehicle.



Anatta Sonney has helped ISRO design and develop orbit determination systems.


“WCD minister Maneka Gandhi said, “We are always trying to highlight the work of women, who are relentlessly contributing to society in the most unusual ways and deserve to be highlighted.”‘

“A senior WCD ministry official said, “This time, the ministry is giving these awards to women, mostly belonging to the marginalized and vulnerable sections, who are working for the society at many levels.”

A women is a wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, teacher, soulmate, and without a woman, life can be meaningless and incomplete. Respect her feelings.

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