The IPA is delighted to announce that on 30 September 2022 the Bihar government gave an award to Presentation Sister Dorothy Fernandes for the work she has been doing for the economic empowerment of women in the eastern state for the past 25 years.

The award was presented to Sister Fernandes by Bihar Minister of Social Welfare, Madan Sahani, at a special event in Patna, the state capital.

Nine women received awards at the event. Some were entrepreneurs, but Sister Fernandes was chosen for her dedicated work of women’s economic empowerment.

The organisers said that the women who were given awards “are the unsung heroes who have for decades worked tirelessly among those on the margins.”

Sister Fernandes spoke to a Matters India reporter after the event and said, “I thank God for the health I enjoy and the courage to continue against many odds and to believe that what I do make a difference to some. To God be the honor and glory.”

You can read the full story on the Matters India website.