Former president Pratibha Devisingh Patil presenting the “Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award” to Ms. Draupadi Ghimiray (Sikkim), at the Stree Shakti Puraskar, 2011 presentation ceremony, on the occasion of International Women's Day Celebrations.jpg

Draupadi Ghimiray is an Indian social activist. She was honoured with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award in 2019.[1][2]

Notable Work

Ghimaray founded Sikkim Viklang Sahayata Samiti (SVSS) for the benefit of the disabled people of Sikkim.[3]


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards, Government of India. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ Ongmu, Dichen (3 June 2019). "Sikkim: Padma Shri awardees Keepu Lepcha, Draupadi Ghimiray feted". EastMojo. Retrieved 22 March 2023.
  3. ^ Padma Awards 2019: Social, Environment, Animal Welfare, Education Categories Archived 2 June 2021 at the Wayback Machine; wannathankyou; 28th Jan. 2019