On the occasion of International Women’s Day, B. Sirkar Juhree organized a ceremony called ” Nari Samman’ where eminent women personalities making a mark in different fields in our society were awarded. The award ceremony took place at Rotary Sadan.
The awards were presented in three categories namely Nari Surakha Samman(Protection and prevention) , Nari utkarsha Samman(for excellence) and Lifetime Achievement Award. The awardees were respectively –CINI, Ramkrishna Mission Sister Nibedita Girl’s School, Association of the social health in India, Little sister of the poor, Prof. Malabika Sarkar, Krishna Basu, Swagatalaxmi Dasgupta, Rituparna Sengupta, Madol Bengali folk singers, journalist Poulami Sengupta, Alokananda Ray, Agnimitra Pal and Smriti Lala(Creative Director and Music director). Lastly, Lifetime achievement awards were given to Singer Sumitra Sen and veteran Tollywood actress Sabitri Chatterjee.
All the awardees humbly accepted their Nari Samman awards. One major topic which came up in their speeches was the idea of women’s empowerment and the safety of women in the coming days, which is of prime importance.