Imphal: Manipur Police officer and former Additional SP/NAB Thounaojam Brinda has been conferred with The Great Indian Women Award (GIWA) 2021 by the Indian Observer Post for her ‘untiring efforts to control the menace of drug abuse in Manipur as a brave MPS officer and also for all her struggles in the life.’
She is among around 100 awardees who were conferred with GIWA from around the world under 21 different categories.
The GIWA awards are presented on the occasion of the UN International Women’s Day to exceptional women by eminent jury for making substantial contributions in their respective fields, said a statement by the organizer here on Saturday.
The awardees this year come from various countries like US, UK, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius, Trinidad, Guyana, Fiji, UAE, Thailand etc, including women who made remarkable contributions in the field of science, IT, law, business, journalism, social work, arts and culture, Onkareshwar Pandey, Chairperson – Giwa Organising Committee, said in his statement.
“We are elated to recognise your great work and sincerely appreciate your dedicated efforts towards the progress of our nation. We are pleased to inform you that the official Award Ceremony shall be physically held in April 2021 for which a prior written intimation will be sent to you,” Pandey said in a letter addressed to Brinda.
Congratulating the women warriors, Indra Mani Pandey, India’s Permanent Representative to United Nations, said in his message, “India has made tremendous progress in creating a better society for the women but grave challenges remain and we need to do more to realise a more gender-equal future for our girls and women. Internationally gender equality has been on the agenda of the UN and other International Organizations based in Geneva, including the Human Rights Council. It is one of the 17 SDGs. India is committed to realisation of all the SDGs.”