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Sumitra Hazarika gets Nari Shakti Award

By Spl correspondent

NEW DELHI, March 8 - President Pranab Mukherjee has conferred the prestigious Nari Shakti Award on Sumitra Hazarika, an international medal winning athlete and President of Mission for Integration, Gender Equalization, Harmony and Fight against Threat (MIGHT) at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion of International Women�s Day today.

Instituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 1999 to recognise women who have made a lasting contribution to women�s empowerment, Sumitra Hazarika is the only awardee this year from Assam to have been chosen for the award.

In her reaction, Hazarika told newsmen that it is a proud moment for her to have received the coveted award which would inspire and motivate her to further the cause of women�s empowerment in the days ahead.

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