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Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award 2012-13 and National Awards for Child Welfare 2012 presented

New Delhi, November 19: Krishna Tirath, the Minister for Women and Child Development gave away the National Awards for Child Welfare, 2012 and Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award 2012-13 during the ongoing Vatsalya Mela at Dilli Haat near INA market, today.

Speaking at the occasion, Smt. Krishna Tirath said that children constitute a large section population in the country. Each of these children is an important resource for the country and the country can develop when these children are empowered. She highlighted that Government is committed to supporting and nurturing the children of India, and to creating conditions that enable each child to do the best.

The Minister noted that India is a large and diverse country not only in terms of terrain, religion and language, but also in terms of socio-economic backgrounds. She said that keeping in view of this heterogeneity, the Government has been pursuing its agenda of inclusive growth for the development and protection of children.

The Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award has been given to 6 individuals who have made outstanding contribution towards service for children, including children with various kinds of disabilities. The Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, a silver plate and a citation. The recipients of the Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award for the year 2012 are Shri Bhabendra Nath Dutta of Assam, Shri Ved Prakash Arya of Haryana and Dr. Samir Hasan Dalwai of Maharashtra. The Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award for the year 2013 has been given to Sister Dr. Mary Litty of Kerala, Shri Lian C. Tombing of Manipur and Shri Satya Prakash Sharma of Himachal Pradesh.

National Awards for Child Welfare, 2012 have been given to 5 institutions and 3 individuals for their outstanding performance in the field of child development and welfare. The Award carries cash prize of Rs. 3 lakh and a citation for each institution, and Rs. 1 lakh and a citation for each individual.

Tirath briefly explained the various schemes of the Women and Child Development Ministry for safety, security and welfare of children in the country.

The WCD Minister congratulated and thanked the recipients of the Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award 2012-13 and National Awards for Child Welfare, 2012 for their service towards children. She said that Government is always there to support and help the organizations that work for the development of children.

Also present during the awards ceremony were Ms. Nita Chowdhury, Secretary, M/o WCD; Smt Preeti Sudan, Addl Secretary; Ms. Vimla Mehra, DG Prisons, Tihar Jail; and other senior officers from the Women and Child Development Ministry, NCPCR, CARA, NIPCCD, CSWB, and NMEW. 

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