Nominations are now open for the Sardar Patel National Unity Award to recognize notable and inspiring contributions to promote the cause of national unity and integrity and to reinforce the value of a strong and united India.
India achieved her freedom from foreign yoke after a historic freedom struggle where countless individuals, named and unnamed, made the supreme sacrifice. The dream of independent India was realized and the foundation of the modern nation was laid on the sacrifices by the multitude, the vision of the leaders of their freedom struggle and the founding fathers of the constitution.
- The award will be announced on the occasion of the National Unity Day, i.e. the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel on 31st October.
- The Award shall consist of a medal and a citation. No monetary grant or cash award shall be attached to this Award. Not more than three Awards shall be given in a year. It shall not be conferred posthumously except in very rare and highly deserving cases.
The candidate for the Award should have made outstanding efforts and notable contribution to promote and further the cause of national unity and integrity in a manner that may serve as an inspiration to others, and reinforce the value of a strong and united India.
- Any citizen of India without distinction of religion, race, caste, gender, place of birth, age or occupation and any institution/organization shall be eligible for the Award.
- Only individuals/institutions/organizations would be eligible to apply for this Award.
For more information, visit https://nationalunityawards.mha.gov.in/