International Women's Day is being observed today. Governments, NGOs and other organisations across the world observe the day on 8th of March every year to highlight the achievements of women.
The theme for this year's women's day is 'Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change'. The purpose of the theme is to achieve gender equality by putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts.
President Ram Nath Kovind has extended greetings to all fellow citizens and particularly to the daughters of India who, through their success, have brought glory to the nation.
President Ram Nath Kovind will present the highest civilian honour for women in India, Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018 in New Delhi today.
This year, 44 awardees have been selected for these Puraskar.
Women and Child Development Ministry Maneka Gandhi has said, the Ministry confers Nari Shakti Puraskar to women and institutions in recognition of their relentless service towards the cause of women empowerment and social welfare.
This year, the Nari Shakti Puraskar has also been awarded to a One Stop Centre and to a state which has shown exceptional progress in improving child sex ratio at birth under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme. (AIR NEWS)