In memory of whom the Manav Seva Award is presented?

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‘Manav Seva Award’ is presented in the memory of “Rajiv Gandhi”. The India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India instituted the Rajiv Gandhi Manav Sewa Award for Service to Children in 1994.The day was made memorable and put forward an effort to mark the 50th Birth Anniversary of the late Prime Minister, Shri Rajiv Gandhi. He had deep love and concern for children. The award has been presented to honour an individual who makes outstanding contribution towards service for children.

In memory of whom the Manav Seva Award is presented?

However, the number of Awards has been increased to three in the field of Child Welfare, Child Development and Child Protection from the year 2006. The award includes a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, a Silver Plaque, and a Citation has been awarded to mark the achievement of the winners. The nomination or qualification for the award requires the criteria of children between the age of 4 to 15 years who have shown an exceptional in any field including academics, arts, culture and sports etc. are eligible for this award. One Gold Medal and 35 silver Medals (one for each State/UT) are to be given every year.
The award requires nomination from each state as a candidate to announce the award by the Government of India as the applications for the Award were received through the State Government and the last date for filling the nomination applications is 30th April every year. The Chairperson of the Committee is the Minister of State I/C in the M/O of Women and Child Development and includes 7 members in the committee. On November 14 of each year the award were announced and marked as the date of achievement.
The 2018, Manav Seva Award has been announced in Mysore, by the Union Government and the Ministry of Women and Child Development.