(The Gist of PIB) National
Youth Awards [AUGUST-2019]
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
It was given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Department of
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/-.