(The Gist of PIB) National Youth Awards
National Youth Awards
The Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju conferred the National Youth Awards 2016-17 upon the following 20 individuals and 3 organizations.
It was given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Department of Youth Affairs.
The awards were conferred on individuals (aged between 15-29 years) and organizations for excellent work and contribution in different fields of development and social service, such as health, promotion of human rights, active citizenship, community service etc.
To motivate young people to achieve excellence in the field of national development and social service.
The individual award comprises of a medal, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-. The award to a youth organisation includes a medal, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 2,00,000/-.