Dancer Geeta Chandran Receives NIRBHAYA PURUSKAR
NIRBHAYA SAMAROH is an annual prestigious event hosted by the Honour for Women National Campaign to raise awareness on women's rights. The event is named after the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim and is presented as a tribute to all victims of Violence against Women.
Founded by women's rights activist Manasi Pradhan, the NIRBHAYA PURUSKAR felicitates women achievers in different fields; the first round of honours were announced in 2013.
The 2017 honour list includes social-activist Kamla Bhasin, actor-activist Shabana Azmi, classical dancer and dance-activist Geeta Chandran; renowned banker Chanda Kocchar, education-activist Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath; and star sportswoman Deepa Malik.
At an event organized in New Delhi on 25 July 2017, Union Cabinet Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Jual Oram gave away the awards in the presence of Dr. P. Pattasani, MP, and Padmavibhushan artist Dr. Sonal Mansingh.
Photo: Sarabjit Singh Dhillon