Women’s Manifesto Award 2016 is conferred on Dr. Meetu Khurana by Women’s Manifesto an initiative by a group of women from diverse background with its headquarter in Okhla.
It was declared in the occasion of Women’s Leadership Summit conducted at the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi on 8 April, 2017 and
The award was given by Prof. Roop Rekha Verma, former Vice- Chancellor of Lucknow University. Dr. Mitu Khurana is well known for her audacious and constructive fight for the proper implementation of laws meant to protect and safeguard women.
“This gutsy mother of twin daughters was the first woman in India to file a case under the Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act – the great legal tool which is supposed to protect the lives of our unborn daughters.”
Dr Khurana’s case is a well documented one and has been covered quite extensively by the Indian and foreign press.
She is a doctor, married into a family of doctors, and more importantly – a strong and determined woman who never gave up, said the release, adding that hence she started her own blog where she started collecting all judgements.
After her issue was highlighted by the media, more women have come forward and filed cases under the PCPNDT Act. She always wanted her daughters to grow up in a society where there is gender equality.
Due to gallant and valiant efforts she has achieved the Heroes Award for outstanding individual effort serving the community and building nation for a better tomorrow, citizen journalism Award, 2010;Karamveer Purasar in 2015; her name is also mentioned in the Limca Book of Records, 2010 for being the first women complainant under P.N.D.T, said Dr.Sharnas Muthu, general secretary, Women’s Manifesto.
For inviting application for the award advertisement is published in website and other social media. Selection of awardees is made by selection committee of three experts in social work field. Award included a Certificate, Memento and cash amount of Rs.10,000.