NATIONAL CHILDREN AWARDS:
The National Children Awards recognise the work of individuals and institutions who have made a remarkable contribution towards the service of children in the fields of child development, protection and welfare.
This national recognition, which is conferred by the President of India, is given to children with outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts and culture, social service and bravery.
The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement was instituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India in the year 1996 to recognise children (under the age of 18) with exceptional abilities and who have achieved outstanding status in various fields including academics, arts, culture, design, innovation, research and sports.
- Recipients of the ‘National Child Awards’ receive a medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-, book vouchers worth Rs. 10,000/-, a certificate and citation.
The National Child Welfare Awards recognize the work of individuals and institutions who have made a remarkable contribution towards the service of children in the fields of child development, protection, and 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.
- The recipients receive a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-, a citation and a certificate
The awards are conferred by the President of India on the 14th of November (Children’s Day) every year in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.