Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje bags UN award
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has bagged the United Nations "Women Together Award 2007" for her contribution to the promotion of handloom products like kota doria and khadi and formation of self-help groups, a statement issued by the state government said in Jaipur on Monday.
Raje will be presented with the award at the UN headquarters in New York on May 14.
Her role in forming self-help groups in Talchapar sanctuary in the state has also been considered significant.
The chief minister had walked on the ramps in Bangalore and Jaipur last year to promote Khadi products for the welfare of weavers.
The "Women Together Award" was instituted in 2000 in recognition of the efforts of those women who, by their individual activities, strive to make the world a better place.
Noted sports commentator Jasdev Singh and well-known cartoonist Sudhir Tailang have expressed their happiness over selection of Raje for the award.
They also appreciated the efforts made by her in the field of the empowerment of women and protection of the interests of handloom weavers.