Dr.Kriti Bharti honored with National Courage Award

 Jodhpur, Nov 21 Dr. KritiBharti, Managing Trustee of Saarthi Trust and Rehabilitation Psychologist, was awarded with the world-renowned Kirtan singer and social worker SanjeevaniPushpalataRanade Memorial National Courage Award at a grand function organized in Pune for her bold campaign to abolish child marriage.

Dr. KritiBharti, the only social activist among the personalities from different walks of life across the country, was honored. Renowned Pandwani folk singer Padma Vibhushan Dr. TeejanBai and renowned cricketer Padma BhushanChandrakantChanduBorde highly appreciated Dr. Kriti's bold campaign for annulment and prevention of child marriage.

Pune's renowned KirtanSanjivaniRanadeSansthan’s awards are given to outstanding personalities from across the country. This Year, Dr. KritiBharti, Managing Trustee of Saarthi Trust, who was included in BBC's list of 100 inspirational women for her bold campaign for child marriage annulment and prevention, was selected for the  National Courage Award. Many eminent personalities including CA Suresh Ranade, singer JayshreeRanade were present at the function. 

On this occasion, Padma Vibhushan renowned Pandwani singer Dr. TeejanBai and Padma Bhushan renowned cricketer ChandrakantChanduBorde praised Dr. KritiBharti's campaign of annulment of child marriage. Among other distinguished personalities, President's Award-winning Diabetes Moderator Dr. RavindraNandedkar, Research Director of Corona Vaccine Maker Serum Institute Dr. UmeshShaligram, 90-year-old tall maestro MauliTakalkar were given special honours.

It is noteworthy that Dr. KritiBharti had taken a unique bold initiative by getting the country's first child marriage annulled.  She was included in the BBC's list of 100 Inspirational Women and the World Top Ten Activists list by the international TAFFD magazine.  She has annulled 47 child marriages and prevented more than 1600 child marriages so far which was included in many records. Dr. Kriti has been awarded many national and international honors including the prestigious MarwarRatna, MewarRatna of the Rajgharana’s of Mewar and Marwar.