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13 April, 2021

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AICTE's “Lilavati Awards” 2020

Union Minister of Education has presented the AICTE Lilavati Awards 2020 on women empowerment to the winners.

About Lilavati Awards:

  • Lilavati Award is an initiative of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • It aims to recognise efforts by AICTE-approved institutions to treat women with equality and fairness.
  • The award has got its name after the 12th-century book called “Lilavati”. The Mathematician Bhaskara II wrote this book.
  • Objective: To create awareness about issues like sanitation, hygiene, health, nutrition, literacy, employment, technology, credit, marketing, innovation, skill development, natural resources, and rights among women.
  • Areas Covered: Women’s health, self-defence, sanitation, literacy, entrepreneurship, and legal awareness.
  • Prize: In each sub-category, the top three winners will receive award certificates as well as prize money.
    • The first prize winner will get Rs. 1 lakh, the second winner will get Rs. 75,000 and the third winner will get Rs. 50,000.
  • Significance: The award ensures the participation of women and enables them to hold higher positions in educational institutions.

Source: PIB

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