Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award



In pursuance of its policy to support and encourage voluntary action and in memory of Late Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India instituted the Rajiv Gandhi Manav Sewa Award for Service to Children in 1994 to honour an individual who makes outstanding contribution towards service for children.  The number of Awards increased to three in the fields of Child Welfare, Child Development and Child Protection from 2006.  The Award carries the following:

Nature of Awards

  • A cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh,
  • A silver plaque and
  • A citation.

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

Important Dates

  • 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

To honour an individual who makes outstanding contribution towards service for children.

Selection Process

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 DevelopmentChairperson
Secretary, WCDMember
Secretary or his nominee in the M/o Social Justice & EmpowermentMember
Secretary or his nominee in the Dept. of EducationMember
Secretary or his nominee in the Dept. of CultureMember
Secretary of his nominee in the M/OMember
Jt. Secretary (CW), M/O WCDMember
Dy. Secretary (CW), M/O WCDMember

Process of Execution

Applications for the Award are received through the State Government and the last date for receiving applications is 30th April every year.

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