:: AWARDS CONSTITUTED BY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR CHILDREN ::


:: AWARDS FOR CHILD WELFARE ::

India has the second largest child population in the world and this segment of the population is our most important human resource.The future of our nation depends upon the kind of opportunities we create and provide to our children.  The Government of India has initiated several measures for proper development of this important resources.

India has a rich heritage of humanitarianism. Thousands of voluntary organizations and individuals are contributing to the national efforts to lay the foundation of a healthier, more prosperous and productive generation of future Indians.  In order to further strengthen voluntary action in our country, which is one of the most powerful instruments of social transformation, it is essential to create awareness amongst the millions of people of our villages. Various awards constituted by Government of India for Children are:

NATIONAL AWARD FOR CHILD WELFARE  
NATIONAL CHILD AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
RAJIV GANDHI MANAV SEVA AWARD FOR SERVICE TO CHILDREN  

  NATIONAL AWARD FOR CHILD WELFARE  

In order to encourage the voluntary sector, the Government of India, in 1979, started a scheme of giving ‘National Award for Child welfare’ to deserving institutions and individuals for their outstanding performance in the field of child development and welfare, this scheme was started, with a view to give recognition to such voluntary action. 

   Nature of Award
   Procedure of Selection
   Criteria for Selection
   Date of Awards
   Application Form

NATURE OF AWARD:

                    i) The Award for every individual shall consist of Cash Prize of  Rs. 1,00,000/- and a citation.

                    ii) The award to each institution shall consist a cash prize of Rs. 3,00,000/- and a citation.

PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION:

                    Initially the selection will be made from amongst individuals and institutions in a State by a State Level Screening committee headed by Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Women and Child Development Department. For inviting applications from eligible individuals/ institutions, press notes are given in newspapers apart from district level publicity by the respective Deputy Commissioners. Application forms are available with the Programme Officers ( District Level ICDS cell )/ Deputy Commissioners free of cost.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

   FOR INSTITUTIONS:

                    Institution should be those that are not entirely Government funded.  They could be Government aided or otherwise.  Institutions should have been in the field of child welfare for some years and should have a good performance in the field.

     FOR INDIVIDUALS:

                    The individuals to be selected from the award should have worked for the cause of children for some years.  Paid officers of the institutions will not be eligible for selection.  The sole basis of selection will be the quality of work performed by the individual for the cause of children and its significance of the cause.

  DATE OF AWARDS:

                    The awards will be announced on Universal Children Day – 14 November every year.

                        Application Form is given at Annexure ‘A’ and Annexure ‘B’

 

   NATIONAL CHILD AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT  

                    The department of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India has instituted an award called the “National Child Award for  Exceptional Achievement” to give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding caliber in different fields such as academics, arts, culture and sports etc.  

   Nature of Award
   Procedure of Selection
   Criteria for Selection
   Date of Awards
   Application Form

NATURE OF AWARD :

          Award for the child with exceptional achievement shall consist of:-

(A)     Gold Medal – 1 (One) (One child on all India basis)

(i)           a cash prize of Rs. 20,000

(ii)           a citation and certificates, and

(iii)           a Gold Medal

(B)     Silver Medals – 35 (Thirty five) (One child from each State)

            (i)       Award money @ Rs. 10,000/- for each awardee

           (ii)      a citation and certificate for each awardee, and

           (iii)     a Silver Medal for each awardee

  SELECTION PROCEDURE :

                    The applications/ nominations are invited from the eligible applicants from the state through publicity by giving press note in news papers and through Deputy Commissioners.  The nomination are selected through a State Level Screening Committee for recommendation to Govt. of India.

                    Application forms are available with Programme Officers             (District Level ICDS cells) and the offices of Deputy Commissioners free of cost. However, the specimen of the application form is given at annexure.

CRITERIA OF SELECTION :

(i)       The child is to be selected for the Award should have shown unusual talent and exceptional achievement in any field including academics, arts, culture and sports etc.

(ii)      Age certificate (Date of Birth) duly attested by a Gazetted Govt. office may be attached.

(iii)           Tributes/ traits which are claimed to be possessed by the child extraordinary or exceptional should be either reported in the press, or have been tested by experts in the field.  It should also be possible to subject the claim to a objective test.

DATE OF AWARD :

Award will be announced on 14th November, each year.


Application Form is given at Annexure

 


   RAJIV GANDHI MANAV SEVA AWARD FOR SERVICE TO CHILDREN  

                    The department of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India has instituted an award to give nation’s recognition to voluntary action in the field of child welfare known as “Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award for Service to Children”.  This award is to honor an individual who makes outstanding contribution towards to service to children including the care of children with disabilities.   

   Nature of Award
   Procedure of Selection
   Criteria for Selection
   Date of Awards
   Application Form

NATURE OF AWARDS :

                    The award for an individual  consists of cash prize of Rs. 1.00 lac and a citation.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION FOR INDIVIDUAL :

                    The individual to be selected for the Award should have worked for the cause of children for over 10 years.  Paid officers of the institutions will not be eligible for selection.  The sole basis of selection will be quality of work performed by the individual for the cause of children and its significance for the cause.

SELECTION PROCEDURE :

                    The applications/ nominations invited from the eligible applicants from the state through publicity by giving press note in news paper and through Deputy Commissioners.  The nomination are selected through a State Level Screening Committee for making recommendation to Govt. of India.

DATE OF AWARD :

                    The award will be announced on the birthday of Late Sh. Rajiv Gandhi on 20th August, every year.

 

Application Form is given at Annexure