International Women’s Day 2020: President Ram Nath Kovind was present along with his wife Savita Kovind and the Union Cabinet Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani to award the Nari Shakti Puraskars on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The fifteen winners present today came from diverse backgrounds but were united in their spirit and zest to do something for their community and inspire several women. Among them was a 103-year-old Mann Kaur who has won more than 30 medals in sports events across the world.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of International Women’s Day saluted the spirit and accomplishments of ‘Nari Shakti’. The prime minister announced on Twitter today that seven women achievers will share their life journeys through his social media accounts. “As I’d said a few days ago, I’m signing off. Through the day, seven women achievers will share their life journeys and perhaps interact with you through my social media accounts.” he said
Ever since the United Nations adopted March 8 as International Women’s Day in 1977, the day is celebrated across the globe as an occasion to honour womanhood and the progress made by women in all walks of life. With the theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”, the world body aims to focus on the need to bring gender parity in the new decade.