President awards six outstanding achievers on International Women’s Day

New Delhi, Mar. 8: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday gave Stree Shakti Puruskar to six persons for their outstanding achievements in the social development field on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

Speaking on the occasion, the President stressed on the need to provide safety and security to women.

“Despite the numerous legislations enacted and amendments made in the existing laws by the central and state governments to safeguard women, there is still much to be done to provide our women and girl children a semblance of the safety and security,” he said in New Delhi.

He also highlighted the immense contributions made by women in various fields

“Women have, in no less measure, made their mark in the frontiers of science, space exploration and research alike. I would like to make a special mention of the women in our agricultural sector – who are the mainstay of India’s food security,” he added. (ANI)