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Women and Child Development Ministry felicitates 'Web Wonder Women'; to confer Nari Shakti Puruskar 2019

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development will on March 8, 2019 on the occasion of International Women's Day 2019 will confer the Nari Shakti Puruskar 2019 on women who have contributed to society but have remained unsung.

Mar 7, 2019 14:20 IST
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The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development on March 6, 2019 honoured the 'Web Wonder Women' who have been driving social reforms through social media.

The Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi along with a panel of 10 judges finalised the names of 30 women who have impacted and influenced society through social media.

The women were selected from over 240 nominations received under the categories media, awareness, legal, health, governmental, food, environment, development, business and art.

Launched in collaboration with Twitter India and Breakthrough India on January 9, 2019, the #WebWonderWomen campaign aimed to recognise the strengths of Indian women from across the globe who have used the power of social media to run positive campaigns, bringing about the change in society.

Who are these 30 'Web Wonder Women'?

Adhunika Prakash

Dr. Saundarya Rajesh

Nmami Agarwal

Sonal Goel

Kirthi Jayakumar

Afreen Siddiqui Sherwani

Dr Anubhuti Yadav

ParomitaBardoloi

Sonal Kapoor

Urvashi Sarkar

Ankita Anand

Dr. Debarati Halder

Parul Mathur

Srilekha Chakraborty

Sohini Chattopadhyay

Archana KR

Dr Laxmi Gautam

SaginaWalyat

Supreet K. Singh

Manu Khajuria

Chavi Vohra

JapleenPasricha

Dr Shruti Kapoor

Vinita Deshmukh

Rishika Sharma

Dr. Angela Chaudhuri

Madhulika Choudhary

Shweta Pathak

Ritu Maheshwari

Rakshita Dwivedi

Highlights of the #www: WebWonderWomen campaign

• The ‘#www: WebWonderWomen’ Campaign recognises and acknowledges the efforts of the meritorious Women.

• The Campaign invited entries through nominations from across the world as per the laid out criteria. The nominations were open till January 31, 2019.

• Indian-origin women, working or settled anywhere in the world, were eligible for nomination.

• The shortlisted entries were open for public voting on Twitter and the finalists were selected by a specialised panel of judges.

• Nominations were invited in a large number of categories including Health, Media, Literature, Art, Sports, Environmental protection, and fashion among others.

Ministry to confer Nari Shakti Puruskar 2019 on occasion of International Women's Day

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development will on March 8, 2019 on the occasion of International Women's Day 2019 will confer the Nari Shakti Puruskar 2019 on women who have contributed to society but have remained unsung.

The award will be conferred by the President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

‘Women Achievers’ Campaign of the Ministry

The Ministry has started the ‘Women Achievers’ Campaign, a new system of recognising women who have broken the glass ceiling and ventured into unusual fields.

In 2018 on the occasion of International Women's Day, the Ministry hosted 'First Ladies', a first-of-its-kind initiative to felicitate exceptional women who were the first to set a milestone in their respective fields. In 2015, the Ministry collaborated with Facebook to recognise '100 Women Achievers'.

The ‘Web Wonder Women' is the third leg of the ‘Women Achievers’ campaign of the Ministry.

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