Jagran Josh Logo
  1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. News Capsule |  

Silverine Swer, Meghalaya's first Padma Shri Awardee died

Feb 3, 2014 16:30 IST

Silverine Swer, the first Padma Shri awardee of Meghalaya died on 1 February 2014 at her residence at Riatsamthiah. She was of 103 years in age. She received the Padma Shri award in 1990 from the then President of India, R. Venkararaman. She was also the oldest voter from Meghalaya.

About Silverine Swer

• She saw four wars namely the two world wars, Sino-India War and India’s involvement in the Liberation War of Bangladesh
• She was born on 12 November 1910
• In 1932, she completed her degree from the Scottish Church College in then Calcutta
• In 1944 during World War II, she joined as the assistant controller of rationing under the Assam government. She served that till 1949
• Affectionately she was called as Kong Sil
• She was awarded with the medal of Kaisar-i-Hind by the government for her efficiency and integrity, when she handled the rationing system and for service to the Guides movement in Assam
• She was a member of the Good Will Movement of the Moral Rearmament (MRA)
• She served as the Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Advisory Board
• Chairperson of the International Year for Women

image

Is this article important for exams ? Yes14 People Agreed
Read more Current Affairs on: Silverine Swer , Meghalaya , Venkararaman , Padma Shri awardee ,

DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

Newsletter Signup
Follow us on
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK