Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has launched the Lilavati Award 2020, an initiative of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
According to reports, the Lilavati Award, which will be held under the theme of women’s empowerment, aims to recognise efforts by AICTE-approved institutions to treat women with ‘equality and fairness’.
The award seeks to create awareness around issues such as sanitation, hygiene, health and nutrition using ‘traditional Indian values’.
It also aims to “create awareness about issues like literacy, employment, technology, credit, marketing, innovation, skill development, natural resources, and rights among women”.
AICTE Chairman Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe and Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare were also present at the online launch event held on Tuesday evening.
Entries for Lilavati Award 2020 can be submitted at the institution or team level, comprising students or faculty or both from AICTE approved institutions.
According to AICTE, “The eligible entries received from different institutions will be evaluated by a committee and the winning team will get certificates for first, second and third ranks under every sub-theme”.