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30 women given away 'Web, Wonder Women' awards

30 women given away 'Web, Wonder Women' awards

New Delhi, Mar 6 (UNI) Around 30 women were on Wednesday given away 'Web Wonder Women' awards by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi for using the power of social media to run positive campaign to steer a change in the society.

On the occasion, Ms Gandhi said: "Women online, though niche, are a very powerful voice. #WebWonderWomen was a campaign to recognise, honour and encourage such voices that have in their own capacity driven a positive impact on social media platforms."

The Ministry hosted a felicitation event for Web Wonder Women, a campaign organised to celebrate the exceptional achievements of women, who have been driving social reforms via social media.

Organised in collaboration with Twitter India and Breakthrough India, the event aimed to recognise the fortitude of Indian women stalwarts from across the globe who have used the power of social media to run positive campaigns to steer a change in society.

Ms Gandhi, along with a panel of 10 judges, selected the 30 women from over 240 nominations received under the categories media, awareness, legal, health, governmental, food, environment, development, business and art.

On March 8, the Ministry honours women who have contributed to society but have remained unsung with the Nari Shakti Puruskar, which is conferred by the President at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Along with these Puruskars, the Ministry started a new system of recognising women who have broken the glass ceiling and ventured into unusual fields.

In 2018, the Ministry hosted 'First Ladies', a first-of-its-kind Government initiative to felicitate exceptional women who were the first to set a milestone in their respective fields. In 2015, the Ministry had collaborated with Facebook to recognise '100 Women Achievers' who have excelled in diverse sectors of public work.

‘Web Wonder Women' is the third leg of the ‘Women Achievers’ campaign of the Ministry.

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