National Child Award: Department for Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens has issued the National Child Award For Exceptional Achievement 2016 Notification and the WCDSC officials invites applications from District Authority, local authority or voluntary organization. wcdsc.tg.nic.in, wcdsc.ap.nic.in, application form, authorities details are given here
The Government of India from time to time has been instituting awards for individuals and organizations who have done outstanding work for the welfare and development of children. Awards have also been instituted for honouring children who have been shown exemplary courage at the risk of their own lives.
The Ministry has for some time been thinking of instituting Awards to give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and who have achieved outstanding status in various fields including academics, arts, culture and sports etc.
Scheme of National Awards for Children- An Introduction One fifth of the world’s children live in India. Children are a valuable asset of any nation. The growth and prosperity of the nation depends on nurturing the talent, recognizing their abilities and securing the development and well-being of its children. The Constitution of India accords a special status to children and stipulates that children should be given the protection and care necessary for their overall development.
To recognize the special achievements of children, develop their faculties and to encourage individuals and organizations that have done outstanding work for the welfare and development of children, the Government of India has instituted the these awards.
The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement was instituted in 1996 to give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and who have achieved outstanding status in various fields including academics, arts, culture and sports, etc. Children between the age of 4 to 15 years who have shown an exceptional achievement in any field are eligible for this award. One Gold Medal and 35 silver Medals (one for each State/UT) are to be given annually.
Applications of children for this Award should be recommended by the State Government/UT Administration, any Department of Government of India, District Authority, local authority or voluntary organization. The Awards will be known as the “National Child Award For Exceptional Achievement”
Ministry has instituted National Child Awards for Exceptional achievement, to give due recognition to children with exceptional abilities and who have achieved outstanding status in various fields including academics, arts, culture, design and sports etc.
National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement for 2016
The award is to be given to the children with excellence in the field of (i) Innovation in any field including design, (ii) Scholastic achievements at National level (e.g. first position in mathematics in two successive years, (iii) Sports, (iv) Arts, (v) Culture, (vi) Social Service, (vii) Music, (viii) Any other field which deserves recognition as per the decision of the Central/National Selection Committee.
Children residing in India of or above the age of .5 years and not exceeding 18 years (as on 31st July of respective years) are eligible. There will be 36 National Awards (equivalent to the number of States/UTs). There will be one gold medal, a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/-, Book vouchers of Rs. 10,000/- , a certificate and a citation and 35 silver medals, a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- each, hook vouchers of Rs. 3,000/- each, a certificate and a citation will be given. However, not more than two candidates shall be awarded from one State/UT under this scheme.
National Child Award For Exceptional Achievement Guidelines:
Age Limit: Children between the age of 9 to 16 years who have shown in exceptional achievement in any field including academics, arts and culture, and sports, etc. will be considered for this award.
One Gold Medal and 35 Silver Medals (one for each State/U.T) are to be given annually.
Nature of Awards:
The Awards for the child with exceptional achievement shall consists of:
A. Gold Medal – (One)
(i) Cash prize of Rs.20,000/-
(ii) Citation and certificates, and
(iii) Gold Medal
B. Silver Medals – 35 (Thirty five)
(i) Award money @ Rs.10,000/- for each awardee
(ii) Citation and certificate for each awardee, and
(iii) Silver Medal for each awardee
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:
1. Minister of State I/C in the M/O of Women & Child Development-Chairperson
2. Secretary, WCD – Member
3. Secretary or his nominee in the M/o Social Justice & Empowerment – Member
4. Secretary or his nominee in the Dept. of Education-Member
5. Secretary or his nominee in the Dept. of Culture-Member
6. Secretary of his nominee in the M/O of YA & Sports-Member
7. Jt. Secretary (CW), M/O WCD – Member
8. Dy. Secretary (CW), M/O WCD-Member
The application should be recommended by recommended by State/U.T Deptts., any Deptt. of Govt. of India/District Authority, Local Self Govt. (Panchayat, Zila Parishad, Municipal Corporation etc.). Experts in the field, Member of Parliament, Member of Legislative Assemblies/Legislative Councils and reputed Voluntary Organizations.
Receipt of Recommendation:
Particulars of the child recommended for the Award should be furnished in the proforma given at Annexure. The National Selection Committee may, at its discretion, also consider individuals other than recommended by a State Governments/U.T. Administration, for the Award.
(i) The child is to be selected for the Award should unusual talent and exceptional achievement in any field including academics, arts, culture and sports etc.
(ii) Age certificate (Date of birth) duly attested by a Gazetted Govt. office may be attached.
(iii) Tributes/traits, which are claimed to be possessed by the child extraordinary or exceptional, should be reported in the Press, or have been tested by experts in the field. It should also be possible to subject the claim to an objective test.
Date of Award:
The Award will be announced on 14th November each year and will be given away in New Delhi on a date and time convenient to the Minister for Women & Child Development. The child will receive the Award personally. The Ministry of Women & Child Development will pay the Awardees and his/her guardian/escort (maximum number 2) expenditure involved in traveling and daily allowances as per rules.
Annexure: Application Form
Particulars of the individual recommended for “National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement”
2 passport size photograph duly attested
1.(i) Name (in Hindi & English)
(ii) Date of birth (duly attested)
(iii) Place of birth
(iv) Educational qualifications
(with certificates, if applicable)
(v)Telephone No. (with code)
(iv) Present address (with father’s name)
2. Field of Achievement
3. How is the performance of the individual adjudged as exceptional achievement
4. A brief life sketch of the child including press clippings etc./certificates etc.
5. Sponsored by (Govt., other agencies etc. with details)
6. Remarks of the State/UT Govt/recommending authority.
- The last date for submission of applications:10-08-2016 Download the National Child Award For Exceptional Achievement 2016 Notification : Get the Application