Prema Narendra Purao
Born15 August 1935
Goa, India
Occupation(s)Social worker, freedom fighter
Known forSocial service
SpouseNarendra Purao
AwardsPadma Shri
AIWEFA Stree Ratna Award
Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh Award-1999

Prema Purao is an Indian social worker, freedom fighter and the founder of Annapurna Mahila Mandal, a non governmental organization working for the empowerment of destitute women and children.[1] She was involved in the Goa liberation movement[1] and founded Annapurna Mahila Mandal in 1975.[2] A recipient of the AIWEFA Stree Ratna Award,[1] Purao was honored by the Government of India, in 2002, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "AIWEFA". AIWEFA. 2015. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Famed Pages". Famed Pages. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.