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Government of India launched Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Integration Award

Government of India launched Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Integration Award

The Central Government has started the highest civilian award in the name of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for his contribution in the field of unity and integrity of India. A notification to launch the Sardar Patel National Integration Award was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The main objective of this award is to honor for its remarkable and inspiring contribution in promoting national unity and integrity and strengthening the value of a strong and unbroken India.

Highlights of Prize

  • An award committee will be formed by the Prime Minister.
  • In this committee, the Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Secretary to the President, Home Secretary will be members.
  • Apart from this, three-four dignitaries selected by the Prime Minister will also be included in this committee.
  • The award will be announced on the occasion of National Unity Day (31 October) on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.
  • The award will be presented by the President.
  • Award will be given by President at an award ceremony along with the Padma Awards ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • The Home Ministry said in a statement that the award will carry a medal and a citation.
  • The National Integration Award will be shaped like a lotus leaf.
  • This honor will not be conferred posthumously except in special status and in highly deserving cases.
  • No monetary amount or cash prize will be associated with this award.
  • Not more than three awards will be given in a year.
  • According to the statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, any Indian citizen or organization based in India can nominate any person for consideration for this award.
  • State Governments, Union Territory Administrations and Ministries can also send nominations for this award.
  • Nominations will be invited every year.
  • It will be necessary to submit the applications online on the website specially designed by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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