Neerja Bhanot Award

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The Neerja Bhanot Award is an award of recognition conferred up to once a year by the Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust in India to a woman of that country subjected to social injustice, who faces the situation with grit and determination and extends help to other women in similar distress.[1] The annual Neerja Bhanot Award was instituted in 1990 and named in honour of Senior Flight Purser, Neerja Bhanot, who saved hundreds of lives while sacrificing her own, during the Pan Am Flight 73 hijack at Karachi Airport in September 1986. It carries a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh, a citation and a trophy.[2]

Recipients[edit]

  • 2001 – Yasoda Ekambaram[3]
  • 2003 – Shivani Gupta[4]
  • 2004 – Mangala Patil[4]
  • 2008 – Chanda Asani[5]
  • 2012 – Asha Manwani[6]
  • 2014 – Rashmi Anand[7]
  • 2015 – Subhashini Vasanth[8]

Other Awardees over the years: Alice Garg Bhanwari Devi Satya Rani Chadha Sadhna Pawar Flavia Agnes Amrita Ahuwalia Sindhutai Sapkal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust – Neerja Awards". Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust. 2010. 
  2. ^ "Neerja Bhanot Award conferred". The Indian Express. Indian Express Limited. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Viswanathan, S (13–26 October 2001). "A profile of courage". Frontline. The Hindu Group. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Neerja Bhanot award for two brave women". The Times of India. The Times Group. 2 September 2004. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mumbai based Chanda Asani to get Neerja Bhanot Award 2008". Business Standard. 16 September 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Gyanesh, Aditi (17 December 2012). "Asha wins Neerja Bhanot Award for empowering women". The Times of India. The Times Group. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Delhi-based activist wins Neerja Bhanot Award". The Indian Express. Indian Express Limited. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Neerja Bhanot Award given to Subhashini Vasanth". The Times of India. The Times Group. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 

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