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Transforming India

WOMEN TRANSFORMING INDIA AWARDS

What’s in news?

NITI Aayog organized the Fourth Edition of the Women Transforming India Awards.

Key data’s:

  • WTI Awards are NITI Aayog’s initiative to highlight the commendable and ground-breaking endeavours of India’s women leaders and changemakers.
  • Since 2018, the Awards have been hosted under the aegis of NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform with a special focus on entrepreneurship. 
  • Launched on International Women’s Day, two years ago, the Women Entrepreneurship Platform has become a forum dedicated to educating, enabling and empowering women entrepreneurs.
  • The WTI Awards 2019 received over 2,300 applications of which the Top 30 were shortlisted through a three-stage evaluation process consisting of independent assessment and Jury and Super Jury Rounds.

International Women’s Day:

  • International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
  • The theme for this year Women’s Day is – “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, it puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.
  • International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.
  • Prior to this the​ Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality.

Links to note:

https://www.iasipstnpsc.in/annual-awards/

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1605746

https://odishabytes.com/model-farmer-from-odisha-jayanti-pradhan-wins-niti-aayogs-wti-award/

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