The Nari Shakti Puraskar, instituted in 1999 is a way for us to recognize women who have exceeded expectations to challenge the status quo and make a lasting contribution to women’s empowerment. The Government of India confers these awards on individuals and institutions in recognition of their service to the cause of women. The outstanding contributions in the field of women development & upliftment by way of being role models are of primary consideration in identifying the recipients of Puraskar.
Kalpana Shankar, Chairperson of Hand in Hand India, an organisation working on women SHGs, livelihoods and child labour received this year’s Nari Shakti Award from President Shri.Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, on Wednesday, 8th of March, 2017. Hand in Hand India is our partner in ‘Green Rameswaram’ project. We congratulate Dr.Kalpana Sankar for her achievements and for receiving the prestigious award.
This month has the following highlights:
Shri.Narendra Joshi in his series ‘Rameshwaram – The Anchor of Indian Renaissance’ writes about Puri Jaganath, 84 Kosi and Kashi – Rameshwaram Yatra
Dr.Ramarathnam of Basil Energetics, Chennai writes about the potential of Wind energy
Shri.Subramanian of C.P.R Environmental Educational Center writes about Nakshatra Vanam. This month he gives the details of Jyeshtha, (Tamil: Kettai)
In the water harvesting section, you can see the picture gallery of the revival of new Kumutha Traditional water body and finally work to build the Social Capital.