President of India gives away National Child Awards 2017

By INN/PIB, @infodeaofficial, Chennai;  

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind gave away the National Child Awards 2017 on the occasion of Children’s Day in New Delhi today. The Awards were given in the presence of Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar. The National Child Awards 2017 are given to celebrate the exceptional achievements of children; as well as to individuals and institutions who work for child welfare.

This year, the President honoured 16 children, out of which one child was given a gold medal and 15 children were given silver medals. The National Award for Child Welfare was conferred on 3 individuals and 5 institutions. The Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award was conferred on 3 individuals.

National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement

The National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement are given to recognize children with exceptional abilities in fields such as academics, culture, arts, sports, music etc. Children in the age group of 5-18 years are eligible for the award. The child with the most outstanding achievement is honoured with a cash prize of Rs.20,000/-, a certificate/citation and a Gold Medal. Fifteen children are being honoured with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-, a certificate/citation and a Silver Medal each for this year. The gold and silver awardees are also given book voucher of Rs. 10,000/- and Rs.3,000/- respectively since 2015. The awards for the year 2017 were given to the following 16 children:-        Name                                                        State                                       District                         Field                                       Medal
1           Master Akash Manoj                                Tamil Nadu                              Krishnagiri                 Innovation                             Gold
2          Master Shahil Dey                                      Assam                                       Kamrup                      Sports (Chess)                       Silver
3          Master Shresth Agrawal                           Chattisgarh                               Raipur                        Innovation                              Silver
4          Master Nishant Abhangi                           Gujarat                                      Rajkot                         Academics                              Silver
5          Master Jaysheel Buddhadeo                    Haryana                                     Gurgaon                     Music                                       Silver
6          Kumari Zaira Wasim                        Jammu and Kashmir                       Jammu                        Art                                            Silver
7          Kumari Nikhiya Shamsher                      Karnataka                                   Bengaluru                  Social Service                          Silver
8         Master Swasthik Padma                           Karnataka                             Dakshina Kannada         Innovation                               Silver
9         Master Floyd Emmanuel Libera             Kerala                                           Ernakulam                 Music                                        Silver
10       Master Rishabh Garg                       Madhya Pradesh                                 Bhopal                         Innovation                               Silver
11        Master Jaisal Shah                           Maharashtra                                  Mumbai City                    Sports(Chess)                           Silver
12       Kumari Labdhi Surana                    Rajasthan                                             Udaipur                       Sports(Roller Skating)            Silver
13       Master Krishna Pandit                    Uttar Pradesh                            Gautam Buddh Nagar         Innovation                                 Silver
14       Kumari Saniya Subash            Andaman and Nicobar Island           South Andaman                 Sports(Martial Art)                 Silver
15       Master Aryan Chopra                            Delhi                                         West Delhi District.           Sports(Chess)                           Silver
16       Kumari Kashish                                      Delhi                                         Central Delhi                       Theatre                                       Silver

National Award for Child Welfare (Individuals & Institutions):-

These awards are given to deserving institutions and individuals for their outstanding performance in the field of child development and welfare. The awards were started with a view to recognize such voluntary action. The awards carry a cash prize of Rupees Three Lakh and a citation for each institution and Rupees One Lakh and a citation for each individual. So far 157 institutions and 103 individuals have been honoured with this prestigious award. The following are this year’s awardees:

S.No               Name                                            State                                                  District

1               Sh. Anand Kumar                              Bihar                                                   Patna
2              Sh Mahesh Jadhav                            Karnataka                                          Belagavi
3              Sh Achyuta Samanta                        Orissa                                                 Bhubaneswar

S.No               Name                                                                                                                    State                                                 District
1          Innovative Mid Brain Optimization Institute Pvt Ltd                                           Delhi                                             North-West District.
2         Society for Tribal & Rural Developments                                                                 Karnataka                                     Chamarajanagar.
3          Akshaya Patra Foundation                                                                                         Karnataka                                      Bangaluru
4          Aarambh India Initiative                                                                                            Maharashtra                                  Mumbai
5          Nirvan – A Social Welfare Organization                                                                 Uttar Pradesh                                Lucknow

Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award:-

In this category, individuals are recognized for their outstanding contribution towards service for children, including children with disabilities. The criterion for selection is the quality of work performed by the individual for the cause of children. Voluntary action has a special place in the nation’s effort for promoting the well being of children and this award seeks to grant recognition for individual excellence in such voluntary services.

The award includes a cash prize of Rs. One Lakh, a silver plate and a citation. A National Selection Committee chaired by the Minister of Women and Child Development selects the recipients out of the nominations recommended by State Governments/Union Territory Administrations and experts in this area. The following are this year’s awardees:

S.No                                        Name                                                   State                                                 District
1                           Sh. Shantilal Gulabchand Muttha                Maharashtra                                         Pune
2                           Mr. Chezhian Ramu                                         Tamil Nadu                                          Tiruvannamalai
3                            Ms. Shobha Vidyarthi                                      Uttarkhand                                          Nainital

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