Applications invited for National Awards for Bravery for children (2017)

KOHIMA Jul 7 (NEPS): Applications are invited for National Awards to Children for bravery Applications are invited for National Awards to Children for bravery, the main objective of which is to give due recognition to the children who perform acts of bravery with a view to inspire other children to follow their example. The deed should be “an act of spontaneous selfless service in the face of risk to life or threat of physical injury and or an act of courage and daring against a social evil crime”.

Nominations have been invited through State/U.T. Councils of ICCW, various departments of the State Government including Director Generals and Commissioners of Police of all States and Union Territories. The child should not be below 6 years and above 18 years of age on the date of the incident.

The application must be recommended by any two of the following:

  1. Principal/Headmaster of school in which the applicant is studying or Head of Panchayat/Zila Parishad
  2. General Secretary or President of the State Council for Child Welfare.
  3. Collector/DM/Govt. Official of equivalent rank
  4. of Police of the area or Police Official of higher rank.

Incidents which have occurred between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 will be considered for the 2017 awards. The Selection Committee, may at its discretion, relax the date by a maximum period of three months prior to July 1, 2016 if it so deems fit.

Last date of submission of application is September 30, 2017.

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