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Chennaiite honoured with Puraskar award

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Published Mar 10, 2018, 2:11 am IST
Updated Mar 10, 2018, 2:11 am IST
Sheela was inspired to do social service after meeting her guru Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
Sheela Balaji, chairperson and managing trustee of AIM for Seva and Swami Dayananda Educational Trust received the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 for her outstanding contribution to women’s empowerment. (Representational image)
 Sheela Balaji, chairperson and managing trustee of AIM for Seva and Swami Dayananda Educational Trust received the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 for her outstanding contribution to women’s empowerment. (Representational image)

Chennai: Sheela Balaji, chairperson and managing trustee of AIM for Seva and Swami Dayananda Educational Trust received the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 for her outstanding contribution to women’s empowerment from the President of India on the occasion of International Women’s Day at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Sheela was inspired to do social service after meeting her guru Swami Dayananda Saraswati. Since 2001 she has been actively working to empower and create opportunities for rural communities to realise their full potential and become contributing members of society. 

 

Her efforts in providing succour to the victims of the tsunami in Nagapattinam in 2004,  have also been recognised with the Puraskar award. 

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