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Call for Kabir Puraskar for the year 2017

Correspondent

Agartala, April 17, 2017: The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has informed that the Central Government had instituted a National Award designated as “Kabir Puraskar” for honoring the persons who work for promotion of communal harmony and national integration. The award is given in three Grades - Grade-I, Grade-II and Grade-III earning a cash amount of Rs. 2,00,000/-, Rs. l,00,000/-and Rs. 50,000/- respectively along with a citation.

The objective behind the award is to commend conspicuous acts of physical/moral courage and humanity exhibited by member(s) of one community, caste or ethnic group in saving lives and properties of the member(s) of another community, caste or ethnic group during communal, caste or ethnic violence.

The names of awardees are announced every year on 2nd October. Therefore the Ministry has requested to send nominations for the year 2017, latest by 15th May 2017 of only such persons who fulfill the criteria for the award of the Scheme.

The recommendations should invariably be accompanied by a brief note on the specific acts of physical/moral courage displayed by the nominee along with certificate about his/her character, antecedents and other activities.