Dr.Mariazeena Johnson receives INDIA’S MOST IMPACTFUL WOMAN AWARD



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For the first time in the country, The Union Ministry of Women

and Child Development (MWCD) in collaboration with Facebook

launched the ‘#100 Women Initiative’, that aims to recognize and

acknowledge women who are making a difference in their

communities across the country. The ‘#100 Women Initiative’

involves a contest to select 100 women achievers of India

through public nominations via social media.

The initiative was made available to public from 15th July, 2015 to 30th September, 2015, to receive nomination by Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Ms. Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy in South and Central Asia at FaceBook.

Selection of 100 most Impactful Women has been done after three levels of screening. After the initial application, a Jury decides the top 200 women on the basis of their credentials. All the selected 200 women were uploaded in the Ministry face book page

(https://www.facebook.com/ministryWCD). This was followed by public voting for these 200 women on Facebook. Based on the votes received under each category, top 100 Impactful women was selected. The 100 Impactful women were selected under various categories, each category will have only one women was selected. Dr. Mariazeena Johnson, Director, Sathyabama University has been selected (as one of 100achievers) in the category of Education. This award is in recognition of her contribution towards education which has made an impact in the society. Dr. Mariazeena Johnson has done her Ph.D. from University of Madras and has undertaken various projects for self employment ofwomen, Viz: Inclusive education (an exclusive program for the visually challenged and under privileged children in the society), My Saturday University, University School Adoption Program (in which five schools have been adopted so far – Nalambakkam Village School, Hastinapuram Government Higher Secondary School, Karappakkam Primary School, Kannagi Nagar  Government School, Ezhil Nagar Government School), Village Adoption programme (Nalabakkam Village) are the innovative ideas that were created and implemented by Dr.Mariazeena Johnson.

The recipient award Dr. Mariazeena Johnson feels that “Only a little has been done, a long way to go for the upliftment of women and under privileged in the society and this award is an honour for all the women fraternity”.The awardees will be hosted by the Honoroble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 22nd January, 2016, at Rashtrapati Bhavan the day when Prime Minister had launched “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” Programme.


(i) Selection letter from Ministry by Mail.

(ii) Public Information Bureau by Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child Development

(iii) Press release link: http://womenodisha.in/modi-govt-collaborates-with-facebook-to- recognize-100-women-achievers-across-india

From: 100 Women Achievers <100womenachievers@gmail.com>

Date: 31 December 2015 at 12:37:18 PM IST

To: 100 Women Achievers <100womenachievers@gmail.com>

Subject: Congratulations for being the Winner under #100Women Achiever’s Contest

Dear Madam,

Greetings from the Ministry of Women and Child Development!

I have been directed to inform you that you have been selected as one of 100 Women Achievers in the category of ‘Education’. As you are aware, this was a contest to select 100 Women Achievers of India through public nominations and voting through social media by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India in collaboration with Facebook. As a culmination of the contest, we request you to join us for lunch hosted by the Hon. President Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 22nd January 2016 at Ceremonial Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre, President’s Estate, New Delhi.

Details of the programme and arrangements will be communicated to you subsequently. For details, please

contact Dr Arvind Rana, Consultant, MWCD (9910518203) or the under-signed at 011-23381537 or write to 100womenachievers@gmail.com.


Meenakshi Rathore

Sr. Consultant

Ministry of Women & Child Development

Government of India

Shastri Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road

New Delhi-110001



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