President Pranab Mukherjee hosts lunch for 100 women achievers

New Delhi, Jan 22: President Pranab Mukherjee today hosted a lunch for 100 women achievers 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," a press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Prez hosts lunch for 100 women achievers.
The ministry had launched the contest on July 15, last year, to select 100 women achievers of India under various categories through public nominations.

Rashida Bi from Madhya Pradesh has been selected in the Environment and Forests and Wildlife category for working towards the welfare of Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims for the last 30 years.

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.


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