President Mukherjee hosts lunch for 100 women achievers

New Delhi, Jan. 22 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday hosted a lunch for 100 women achievers here at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of first anniversary of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme.

These 100 women achievers were selected by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with Facebook through a nationwide contest and public nominations.

The 200 women nominees were shortlisted by a Jury from 474 nominations received across the 20 Categories. The 200 shortlisted women nominees went for public voting from 3rd December 3, 2015 to December 20, 2015 out of which these 100 women were selected.

The 20 categories are: Access to justice protecting women & their rights; Agriculture and Animal Husbandry; Animal Welfare; Arts and Culture; Commerce Industry and Entrepreneurship; Community Mobilization; Disability and Disadvantage; Education; Environment, forests and wildlife; Globalizing India; Healthcare and Wellness; Hygiene and Sanitation; Improving the Child Sex Ratio; Innovation Science and Technology; Literature; Media; Nutrition; Sports; Women in Public Life and Women’s Empowerment.

The list of nominees include Patiala-based Harshinder Kaur, a paediatric doctor who has been awarded by numerous governments across the globe for her work in eradicating discrimination against female child, and Lalita Nijhawan from Delhi for her commendable work in the field of education for women and children, especially the girl child. (ANI)

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