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Ramesh Pokhriyal presents AICTE Lilavati Awards 2020 on Women Empowerment to winners

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On April 13, 2021, Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ presented the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) Lilavati Awards 2020 on Women Empowerment to winners in New Delhi. Around 25 Winners were announced from a total of 456 entries.

Lilavati Awards 2020

i.Launched in November 2020, It is an initiative of AICTE to promote Women Empowerment in India.

ii.Theme – Women Empowerment

iii.Objective – To create awareness about issues like sanitation, hygiene, health and nutrition using ‘traditional Indian values’

iv.Categories/sub-themes of Lilavati Awards

  • Women’s Health
  • Self-Defence
  • Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Literacy
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Legal Awareness

v.Prize Money – 1st Prize Winner will get Rs 1 lakh, the 2nd Prize Winner will get Rs 75,000 and the 3rd Prize winner will get Rs 50,000.


Sub-themeName of the TeamName of the Institute
 Legal AwarenessRadiant SeethaThiagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem, Tamil Nadu
Self DefenceParitranasSt. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Sanitation & HygieneSKBCoP ECO CLUBSmt.Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Women HealthWIT Women Health CoalitionWalchand Institute of Technology (WIT), Solapur, Maharashtra
Women EntrepreneurshipSweat (Sona Women Entrepreneurship and Training)Sona College of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu
LiteracyDigital LiteracyBharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Development, Pune, Maharashtra

Click here to access the full list of winners

Highlights from Education Minister’s Address

The Central Government has launched several schemes for the overall development of girls & women in various fields.

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana 

  • Launched in 2015 by PM Modi as part of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign (Under Ministry of Women & Child Development (MWCD))
  • A Savings scheme targeted at parents of girl children.

Pragati Scholarship 

  • It is a scheme of the Ministry of Education being implemented by AICTE (since 2014-15).
  • It aims to provide assistance for the Advancement of Girls pursuing Technical Education.

Recent Related News:

i.On 17th November 2020, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Education virtually launched the Lilavati Award 2020, an initiative by AICTE to promote women empowerment in India.

ii.September 15, 2020, The Government of India announced an increase in Scholarship amount for the students of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) under the ‘Pragati’ and ‘Saksham’ Scholarship Schemes.

About All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE):

Chairman – Professor Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe
Headquarters– New Delhi
Established – 1945