22 April 2013- Women’s Political Empowerment Day
20th Women’s Political Empowerment Day was celebrated in New Delhi on 22 April 2013. The 20th Women’s Political Empowerment Day Celebrations were organised jointly by the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) along with National Mission for Empowerment of Women, UNICEF and Action Aid on the theme: Panchayats, Rights and Survival of the Girl Child.
On the occasion of celebration of Women’s Political Empowerment Day, Krishna Tirath, the Minister of Women and Child Development conferred three women panchayat leaders with the awards. The three women panchayat leaders who received the awards were- Nayana Patra (Ward Member, Baruan Gram Panchayat, Odisha), Shuhma Bhadu (Sarpanch, Dhani Miyan Khan Gram Panchayat, Haryana) and V. Sudha Manirathinem (President, Nattarmangalam Gram Panchayat, Tamil Nadu).
The guest of honour at the occasion was Louis Georges Arsenault.