THE TIME OF INDIA ( MARCH 10, 2017)
Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad-based social activist, Janki Vasant, was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2016 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), government of India.
She received the award from President, Pranab Mukherjee, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, on Women's Day, March 8. The award carries a cash prize of one lakh rupees along with a certificate of appreciation. Her organization, Samvedana Foundation Trust, works for the integrated development of slums with a focus on education, nutrition and skill development of socially and economically deprived children, youth and women.
She believes in continuous and persistent efforts to empower women. "I trust education to be a strong medium to empower. I am grateful and hope this will serve as more fuel to my commitment to serve through the platform of Samvedana," said Janki.