The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will host a lunch for 100 women achievers tomorrow (January 22, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of first anniversary of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme. These 100 women achievers were selected by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with Facebook through a nationwide contest and public nominations.
The contest namely #100Women was announced on the Facebook Page of the Ministry of Women and Child Development on 15th Ju1y, 2015 through which nominations were invited in 20 categories namely: Access to justice protecting women & their rights; Agriculture and Animal Husbandry; Animal Welfare; Arts and Culture; Commerce Industry and Entrepreneurship; Community Mobilization; Disability and Disadvantage; Education; Environment, forests and wildlife; Globalizing India; Healthcare and Wellness; Hygiene and Sanitation; Improving the Child Sex Ratio; Innovation Science and Technology; Literature; Media; Nutrition; Sports; Women in Public Life and Women’s Empowerment. The 200 women nominees were shortlisted by a Jury from 474 nominations received across the 20 Categories. The 200 shortlisted women nominees went for public voting from 3rd December 2015 to 20th December 2015 out of which these 100 women were selected.