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National Child Awards 2017

On the occasion of Children’s Day, the President Ram Nath Kovind presented the National Child Awards 2017 in which the recipients included Super 30’s Anand Kumar and actress Zaira Wasim. 

  • 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 National Child Award was given to 16 children out of which 1 was presented with gold medal and 15 were given silver medal.
  • 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 recognizes 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 other 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
Master Akash Manoj Tamil Nadu Krishnagiri Innovation Gold
Master Shahil Dey Assam Kamrup Sports (Chess) Silver
Master Shresth Agrawal Chattisgarh Raipur Innovation Silver
Master Nishant Abhangi Gujarat Rajkot Academics Silver
Master Jaysheel Buddhadeo Haryana Gurgaon Music Silver
Kumari Zaira Wasim Jammu and Kashmir Jammu Art Silver
Kumari  Nikhiya Shamsher Karnataka Bengaluru Social Service Silver
Master Swasthik Padma Karnataka Dakshina Kannada Innovation Silver
Master Floyd Emmanuel Libera Kerala Ernakulam Music Silver
Master Rishabh Garg Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Innovation Silver
Master Jaisal Shah Maharashtra Mumbai City Sports(Chess) Silver
Kumari Labdhi Surana Rajasthan Udaipur Sports(Roller Skating) Silver
Master Krishna Pandit Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddh Nagar Innovation Silver
Kumari Saniya Subash Andaman and Nicobar Island South Andaman Sports(Martial Art) Silver
Master Aryan Chopra Delhi West Delhi District. Sports(Chess) Silver
Kumari Kashish Delhi Central Delhi Theatre Silver

National Award for Child Welfare (Individuals & Institutions)

National Award for Child Welfare is 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:

List of Individual Awardees:

S.No Name State District
1 Sh. Anand Kumar Bihar Patna
2 Sh Mahesh Jadhav Karnataka Belagavi
3 Sh Achyuta Samanta Orissa Bhubaneswar

List of Organisations: 

Name State District
Innovative Mid Brain Optimization Institute Pvt Ltd Delhi North-West District.
Society for Tribal & Rural Developments Karnataka Chamarajanagar.
Akshaya Patra Foundation Karnataka Bangaluru
Aarambh India Initiative Maharashtra Mumbai
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.

The award includes a cash prize of Rs. One Lakh, a silver plate and a citation. For these awards, 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:

Name State District
Sh. Shantilal Gulabchand Muttha Maharashtra Pune
Mr. Chezhian Ramu Tamil Nadu Tiruvannamalai
Ms. Shobha Vidyarthi Uttarkhand Nainital