Imphal, 09 March 2018 ( Evening News ) : President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the prestigious ‘‘Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017’’ to Chirom Indira of Manipur at Rastrapati Bhavan, New Delhi yesterday . The award is conferred every year on International Women’s Day organised by Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India. The highest civilian award for women was presented to Chirom Indira from Thangmeiband Lairenhanjaba Leikai, Imphal West, as a recognition for her immense contribution to women empowerment, and upliftment of socio-economic conditions and for her sacrifice in the handloom sector. Chirom Indira is a renowned woman entrepreneur, Designer, Exporter and social worker in North East India. She is also a national awardee who has also received the All India Women Entrepreneurs Award 2018 (Super Achiever Award) conferred by the Ministry of Textiles, Design Development of Handloom Products, Delhi Management Association.