President Murmu Celebrates 'Nari Shakti' During Army Wives Event

President Droupadi Murmu in her address, praised the 'Nari Shakti,' who have overcome challenges and made significant strides in various fields. She expressed gratitude to the 'Veer Naris' for their contributions.

Nikita Gupta
Aug 21, 2023 19:10 IST
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President Murmu praised the brave army wives for their courage. Image Credits: PIB Twitter Handle.

Delivering a speech at the second season of ‘Asmita- Inspiring Stories by Army Wives’ in Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi, an event hosted by the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), President Droupadi Murmu in her address, praised the strength and achievements of women.

Often referred to as 'Nari Shakti' (women power), who have overcome challenges and made significant strides in various fields, she expressed gratitude to the 'Veer Naris' (war widows) for their contributions and acknowledged the efforts of the AWWA.

Anecdotes Of Remarkable Women 

During the event, two remarkable women shared their inspiring stories of resilience: an entrepreneur married to an army man and a teacher from Jharkhand, both of whom have triumphed over difficult circumstances.


President Murmu emphasized the powerful and determined nature of women, describing the tales she heard as sending "chills down the spine," which highlights the true essence of 'Nari Shakti.' 

She suggested that the saying "behind every successful man, there is a woman" should be revised to "beside every successful man, there is a woman," highlighting the importance of women's role in supporting and contributing to success.


President Murmu's speech celebrated the indomitable spirit and achievements of women in different fields, acknowledging their vital contributions to society and the nation.

A Woman's Contribution

The president underscored the multifaceted contributions of women in various sectors, from "missiles to music," as they surmount obstacles and reach remarkable heights. AWWA president Archana Pande lauded President Murmu's own accomplishments, noting that she embodies the spirit of 'Nari Shakti.'


Prior to the event, President Murmu toured stalls organised by members of the association, which promote self-reliance and entrepreneurship among women as a means of empowerment. Notable individuals, including Sudesh Dhankhar, wife of Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankar and Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi, were also present at the event.



The Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) is an organization dedicated to the well-being of the spouses, children, and dependents of military personnel. Often referred to as the unseen force that influences the strength of the Indian Army, this association was officially established as a Welfare Society and registered with the Registrar of Societies, Delhi Administration, on the 23rd of August, 1966. Over the years, AWWA has expanded its mission and impact, and it currently holds the distinction of being one of the most prominent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country.

'Asmita' serves as a platform for resilient Army wives and accomplished individuals who have shattered numerous barriers to share their experiences and serve as inspiration to others facing similar challenges. This initiative pays homage to the determination of courageous women who confronted daunting obstacles but emerged victorious, standing tall against all odds.

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