Apply to Participate in National Youth Award for Young Men and Women of India!

Deadline: 14 June 2017

The Government of India is currently seeking applications for the National Youth Award, conferred on young men and women and voluntary organization every year in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of national development and social service.

Objectives

  • To motivate young persons (aged between 15 – 29 years) to achieve excellence in the field of national development or social service.
  • To encourage young people to develop a sense of responsibility to the community and thus to improve their own personal potential as good citizens.
  • To give recognition to the outstanding work done by voluntary organizations working with the youth for national development and / or social service.

Award Description

  • The award shall be given for identifiable excellent work for youth in different fields of development activities and social service such as health, research and innovation, culture, promotion of human rights, art and literature, tourism, traditional medicine, active citizenship, community service, sports and academic excellence & smart learning.
  • The number of awards in individual category: 25
  • Up to 10 awards for youth organization
  • Individual Award: Medal, Certificate & Rs. 50,000/- cash.
  • Award to Voluntary Youth Organizations: Trophy, Certificate & Rs. 2,00,000/- cash.
  • The individuals will receive the award in their traditional attire.

Eligibility Criteria

For Individual:

  • He/She must be a citizen of India.
  • He/She should be between the ages of 15 – 29 years as on 1st January of the current year at the time of nomination.
  • He/She should have done extra-ordinary identifiable social work.
  • The award will be conferred once in a lifetime.
  • Persons employed in any government service i.e. with the Central/State Governments, PSUs/Universities, Colleges/Schools, etc. are not eligible for the award
  • Participant is to make sure that his/her MyGov profile is accurate and updated since Department of Youth Affairs would be using this for further communication. This includes details such as name, photo and phone number. Entries with incomplete profiles would not be considered.

For Organization:

  • Be registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860 (Act XXII of 1860) for the last three years or under corresponding State Act and have proper constitution or Articles of Association;
  • Have a properly constituted managing body with its powers and duties clearly defined in its constitution;
  • Be in a position to secure involvement on a voluntary basis, of knowledgeable persons for furtherance of its programmes;
  • Should be a non-profit organization;
  • Should not have discriminated against any person or group of persons on the ground of sex, religion, caste or creed;
  • Have rendered extra-ordinary service involving the Youth in the relevant field for at least three years;
  • Have a good reputation among the local community/area; and
  • Should not have been conferred with this award earlier.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit proposals online via given website.

Eligible Country: India

For more information, please visit National Youth Award.

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