PM lauds women awardees for inspiring others

PM lauds women awardees for inspiring others
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with the recipients of the Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian honour for women, and said their work is an inspiration for others

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with the recipients of the Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian honour for women, and said their work is an inspiration for others.

The Prime Minister on Saturday met with the winners and congratulated them for their achievements. He said their work is an inspiration for others, and exhorted them to go even further in their respective fields, according to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office.

Referring to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the PM said its success is attributable in large measure to the fact that women have given importance to it.

Mentioning the recently concluded Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the Prime Minister said this time it has been the subject of discussion because of the high standards of cleanliness and sanitation there. Modi said the next step in the Swachhta movement should be conversion of waste into wealth, the statement said.

He also touched upon the issues of tackling malnutrition, and vaccinations for children through Mission Indradhanush. The PM said in both these areas, women have a key role to play in ensuring success.

The 44 awardees include DRDO scientist Ipsita Biswas, India's first woman marine pilot Reshma Nilofer Naha, expert on subjects of agro-biodiversity Rahibai Soma Popere, acid attack survivor Pragya Prasun, woman commando trainer Seema Rao and motivational speaker Sister Shivani, among others.

It has also been awarded to a One Stop Centre (OSC), Lucknow, Qasab-Kutch Craftswomen Producer and Social Welfare and Nuritious Meal Programme Department of Tamil Nadu.

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