Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Sruti Mohapatra received the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar from President Ram Nath Kovind at a special ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, today on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
She was conferred with the award for spreading awareness regarding rights of divyangs and her efforts towards their empowerment.
Mohapatra is the founder and head of Swabhiman (State Disability Information And Resource Centre), a registered non-profit and Odisha’s first cross disability organization.
She has been a part of the disability rights movement with a focus to create rights-based environment in India for persons with disabilities.
Notably, the award ceremony for the year 2020 could not be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation.
Nari Shakti Puraskar is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development to acknowledge the exceptional contribution made by individuals and institutions, to celebrate women as game changers and catalyst of positive change in the society