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DCW to host award ceremony on Int'l Women's Day

Delhi Commission for Women on the occasion of the International Women's Day will host its 2nd Annual International Women's Day award function on March 8. The Commission will honour those individuals who have rendered support and have displayed extraordinary courage and commitment towards the cause of women.

The International Women's Day Awards nomination is open for all. People are free to nominate persons who have impacted the lives of women and girls. Nomination details can also be submitted to the DCW office or on the website till February 20.

Further, the awards will be elected through a selection process and shall be given in a ceremony by dignitaries of Centre and Delhi. Meanwhile, the Commission is also writing letters to the government departments, police and NGOs seeking nominations for the award.

Delhi Commission for women also gave 25 awards to men, women, children, police officers and government officers last year.

Last year, awards were given to different people including men, children, police and government officers. Awards were given to an auto-driver who had rescued a 16-year-old girl; a lady who had single-handedly prevented a mob burning down a petrol pump during the Jat agitation in Haryana; Investigation Officer of Uber rape case who ensured conviction in an year; father of a victim of trafficking who ensured rescue of the girl from a brothel in GB Road; an SI from Jharkhand who had caught several traffickers; a young girl child who had prevented the rape of a 16-year-old by raising an alarm; parents of IAS topper Ira Singhal who didn't let her physical disability quell her spirits and many more.

The Commission this year will also be awarding individuals of similar nomenclature. The awardees will be given shields, certificates and cash prizes.
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