In order to encourage the voluntary sector, the Government of India in 1979 started a scheme of giving National Awards to deserving institutions and individuals for their outstanding performance in the field of child welfare. The Scheme was started with a view to give recognition to such voluntary action. Each year five institutions and three individuals are honoured with this prestigious Award. The National Award for Child Welfare includes the following:
Nature of Awards
- A cash prize Rs. 3 lakh for each institution-
- Rs. 1 lakh for each individual and
- A certificate for each institution and individual.
Target Group and categories
Children between the age of 4 to 15 years who have shown an exceptional in any field including academics, arts, culture and sports etc. are eligible for this award. One Gold Medal and 35 silver Medals (one for each State/UT) are to be given annually
- The last date for submission of nominations for each year is 30th April of each year.
- Date of achievement announcement of the award: November 14
Criteria for Selection
Awards to deserving institutions and individuals for their outstanding performance in the field of child welfare
A National Selection Committee out of the cases recommended by various bodies will make the selection
The National Selection Committee will consist of the following persons:
|Minister of State I/C in the M/O of Women& Child Development||Chairperson|
|Secretary or his nominee in the M/o Social Justice & Empowerment||Member|
|Secretary or his nominee in the Dept. of Education||Member|
|Secretary or his nominee in the Dept. of Culture||Member|
|Secretary of his nominee in the M/O||Member|
|Jt. Secretary (CW), M/O WCD||Member|
|Dy. Secretary (CW), M/O WCD||Member|
Process of Execution
The applications for the Awards are received through State Governments. The last date for receiving nominations is 30th April of each year.
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