New Delhi: Jharkhand doctor Bharti Kashyap was on Thursday conferred with the "Nari Shakti Puraskar-2017" by President Ram Nath Kovind for her exemplary service to society and contribution to women's empowerment.
Kashyap, a Ranchi-based eminent ophthalmologist, received the award at a glittering ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on International Women's Day. The award carries a certificate and a cash honorarium of 1 lakh.
"I am humbled. Receiving blessings from the President for my humble efforts to put a smile on the faces of children and women in Jharkhand is a proud moment for me," Kashyap told IANS.
"This recognition of my efforts has been due to the boundless blessings of the people whom I have served selflessly over the years ... which have always provided me with the much needed strength and vigour to give my best."
She dedicated the award to the thousands of children in Jharkhand who had dropped out of schools due to various eye ailments but have gone back to studies after being treated by her.