Team WRRC congratulates their founder and Hon. president Mrs. Suparna Baksi Ganguly who was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar by the the President of India H. E. Pranab Mukerjeee at the investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 8th, on the occasion of the International Womenâ€™s Day 2016.Ms. Suparna Ganguly has toiled selflessly for the past 25 years in the service of abused & neglected animals, including captive elephants, has been chosen by the Government of India as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar for her “outstanding contribution to womenâ€™s empowermentâ€.She has been the first to say ” this award shouldâ€™ve been presented to the team at WRRC & Compassion Unlimited Plus Action – CUPA and that she wouldnâ€™t have been able to make a go of it alone, but unfortunately, itâ€™s an individual award. Suparna is a true embodiment of what it means to be an empowered woman. While she does not work directly with womenâ€™s issues, animal welfare touches each and every one of us, directly or indirectly. From creating awareness among the local people through on-the-ground educational & fund-raising activities to fighting acts of cruelty at every stage, she is there doing her best for a good cause.