The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will present the 2nd Lilavati Award on Tuesday to celebrate the empowerment of women. The event will be attended by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, who will address the winners online. Named after the great mathematician Lilabati, this year 27 teams of faculty and non-faculty members and students will be awarded for their contributions in eight fields of work.
AICTE received a huge response and about 500 teams participated, of which 27 team faculty members, non-teaching staff and students were rewarded for their contribution to a more just society.
Rewards will be given for the following work:
- Women and adolescent health problems, nutrition, prenatal and postpartum complications, maternal mortality, breast / ovarian and cervical cancer, pregnancy problems, depression and anxiety, child care, etc.
- Self-Defense – Training / Awareness programs for safety measures, child safety, domestic violence, harassment in the workplace, confidence building programs, etc.
- Environment, Sanitation and Hygiene – Menstrual Hygiene, Home and Environmental Hygiene, etc.
- Literacy and life skills – basic education, digital literacy, taboo awareness, etc.
- Women Entrepreneurs – Financial Security, Business Opportunities, Government. Schemes, credits, etc.
- Legal Awareness – Women’s Rights and Duties, Gender Equality in Society and the Workplace.
- Technology for women – technology integration, devices, data access and access, cyber crime prevention, etc.
- Women Innovators (Rural / Urban) – Any innovation that promotes access, equality, equality and empowerment for women.
The awards will continue to inspire and inspire others to build an all-inclusive environment, a just and just society and through it a developed nation.