On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Stree Shakti Puruskar was handed over to six persons by President Pranab Mukherjee for their outstanding achievements in the social development field.
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.