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Elaben Bhatt Gets Indira Gandhi Prize For Development

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
FEBRUARY 19, 2013

   
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Elaben Bhatt of Ahmedabad has been awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011 by Prez Pranab Mukherjee for her contributions to the empowerment of women through grassroots entrepreneurship. The prize carries a citation and a cash award of Rs 25 lakh.

 




Elaben had founded SEWA (Self Employed Wopmen's Association) in 1972 with 600 women. Under her stewardship, it has grown into an organization with 13 lakh members, with a pioneering role in women’s empowerment.




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