National Child Awards 2017 on occasion of Children’s Day

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   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:-




S. No.

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:

Individuals

S. No.

Name

State

District

1

Sh. Anand Kumar

Bihar

Patna

2

Sh Mahesh Jadhav

Karnataka

Belagavi

3

Sh Achyuta Samanta

Odisha

Bhubaneswar




Institution

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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