On March 7th 2021, A Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan was conferred with the Top 20 Global Women of Excellence award – 2021 through video conference from USA. The award was presented by the USA on the recommendation of a Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force, headed by US Congressman Danny K. Davis.
Note- Vice President of the USA Kamala Harris, was also one among the recipients in the 9th Edition of Top 20 Global Women of Excellence award.
i.The award was conferred, based on her contribution towards women’s rights, gender parity, women empowerment and women equality.
ii.Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan after receiving the award, made a call to the global arena for creating a Gender Equal world & promote women in decision making at higher levels.
iii.Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan holds the portfolio of Governor of Telangana & Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry (Currently under President Rule).
iv.Governors of States are appointed based on the provision of Article 153.
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President of India, Ram Nath Govind directed Dr. Kiran Bedi shall cease to hold (Removed) the office of the Lieutenant-Governor (LG) of Puducherry. Appoints, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Governor of Telangana, was given additional charge as LG of Puducherry.
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