Jaswanti Narwal, 42, who ran a children’s home in Rohtak until her arrest on charges of leaving the inmates of the shelter open to sexual abuse, will lose all the official awards and honours she has got.
Declaring this, Haryana women and child development minister Geeta Bhukkal said on Sunday: “The state government is serious on the issue of Rohtak shelter Apna Ghar and the case is being investigated expeditiously.’’
Jaswanti started by floating an NGO in 1994 from a rented accommodation in Rohtak. In March 2012, she received the Indira Gandhi Nari Shakti Puraskar, which had a cash prize of Rs1 lakh and a citation by the wife of Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
She had been also given a national award in 2011 for helping the destitute in Haryana.