Centenarian sprinter Man Kaur will be conferred the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar for 2019 on March 8 for her exceptional contribution towards women empowerment.
The country’s highest civilian honour for women will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind on International Women’s Day, Kaur’s 82-year-old son Gurdev Singh told PTI on Saturday.
“It is a matter of great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected for the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar, 2019, for your exceptional contribution towards women empowerment. The Puraskar carries an honorarium of Rs 2 lakh and a Certificate,” according to the letter received by Man Kaur from the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development…
…Dubbed the “Miracle Mom from Chandigarh”, Kaur had earlier said, “I will continue to run and take part in competitions as long as I can. It gives me a lot of happiness when I run.”