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International Women's Day 2013 Celebrated Across the World

Mar 8, 2013 11:51 IST

International Women's Day8 March 2013: International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on 8 March 2013. The theme for 2013 International Women's Day is- A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.

On this day, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee laid emphasis on the monumental role of women in designing the country.

Nirbhaya to be honoured posthumously

The Para-medical student, popularly called Nirbhaya, who was gang raped in Delhi on 16 December 2012, will be honoured posthumously with the Stree Shakti award on the occasion of International Women's Day.

It was decided by the Women and Child Development Ministry that fighting spirit of Nirbhaya should be honoured with Stree Shakti awards which are conferred upon outstanding women of India. Pranab Mukherjee will give away the award to Nirbhaya’s family.

In order to mark the International Women's Day, various seminars and events are conducted across India.

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