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Dayawati Modi Stree Shakti Samman is an award in the memory of an extraordinary woman. The award is established by women, for women and is about women. The award is presented annually to a woman who has dared to dream and has the capability to translate that dream into reality. Smt. Modi was a champion of women’s causes and was driven by the motto "work is worship". Late Smt. Modi is a legend today.

On 17th July, 2017 Lily Thapa was awarded in a eight country meet in Kathmandu by the Saarc Secretary General in an august gathering on the issue of single women.

Current Recipient:

Lily Thapa - Founder of Women for Human Rights

Previous Recipients:

Ms. Ruma Roka - Founder of the Noida Deaf Society.
Rashmi Singh - Eminent Artist as winner of 2012 Dayawati Modi Stree Shakti Samman.
Seema Kohli - Eminent Artist as winner of 2011 Dayawati Modi Stree Shakti Samman.
Krishna Poonia - the first Indian woman to win the Gold Medal in Common Wealth Games 2010 in New Delhi. Awarded the Dayawati Modi Stree Shakti Samman Award for 2010.
Jetsun Pema - the younger sister of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. We are pleased to confer on her the Dayawati Modi Stree Shakti Samman for year 2009.
Smt. Madhavi Mudgal (Delhi) for Indian Classical Dance, 2008.
Ms. Revathy Menon (Bangalore) for Films, 2007.
Justice Ruma Pal (Kolkata) for Justice and equality in 2006.
Smt. Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya (Uttaranchal) as IPS (DGP) in 2005.
Smt. Laina Raveendran Greene (Singapore) for Entrepreneurial skills in 2004.
Smt. Usha Rai (New Delhi) for Journalism in 2003.
Smt. Anjolie Ela Menon (New Delhi) for 'Leading Artist' in 2002.
Smt. Madhushree Dutta (Mumbai) for her 'Docu-Feature' Films in 2001.
Smt. Mangi Devi (Jaipur) for Rural Work in 2000.
Smt. Vidya Bal (Pune) for Parallel Journalism in 1999.
Smt. Usha Ganguly (Kolkata) for Interactive Theatre in 1998.
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