National Child Awards 2017

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Children’s Day is one of the day to relish our childhood memories and also the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru , the 1st Prime Minister of India. In 1996 , the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement was instituted and was awarded to the deserving candidates from then by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of India. The award will be constituted to the children aged between 4 to 15 who have exceptional abilities. The National Child award was given to celebrate the exceptional achievements of children; as well as to individuals and institutions who work for child welfare.

This award has also have a specialty to its kitty which is , this award is one of the three national presidential awards for children of the state. The selection for the award is done by a National Selection Committee constituted by Government of India. Usually this award is not restricted by a specified number, so the number of awardees varies each year.

The award will be generally presented on the Children’s Day (November 14th)  and usually by The President of India in Rashtrapathi Bhavan, New Delhi.

This year the National Child Awards 2017 was given away by the President Ram Nath Govind on 14th November, 2017 in the presence of Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar.

In this year 2017, the President honoured 16 children with one child given a gold medal and other 15 children were given silver medal. The National Award for Child Welfare was given to 3 individuals and 5 institutions. The Gandhi Manav Seva Award was conferred on 3 individuals this year.

Below you can see a detailed explanation of each awards and also their prize money and how are they given and who are the recipients of this year’s award.


Given to : Children with exceptional fields such as academics, culture, arts,  sports, music, etc.

Eligible Age Group : 5 to 18 years

Awards contains :

For Gold Awards : Child with most outstanding achievement

Cash Prize : Rs. 20,000/- & a Certificate / Citation & Gold Medal

+  Rs. 10,000 Book Voucher

For Silver Awards:

Cash Prize : Rs.10,000/- & a Certificate/ Citation & Silver Medal + Rs. 3,000 Book Voucher Name State District Field Medal
1 Master Akash Manoj


Tamil Nadu Krishnagiri Innovation Gold
2 Master Shahil Dey


Assam Kamrup Sports (Chess) Silver
3 Master Shresth Agrawal


Chattisgarh Raipur Innovation Silver
4 Master Nishant Abhangi


Gujarat Rajkot Academics Silver
5 Master Jaysheel Buddhadeo


Haryana Gurgaon Music Silver
6 Kumari Zaira Wasim


Jammu and Kashmir Jammu Art Silver
7 Kumari  Nikhiya Shamsher


Karnataka Bengaluru Social Service Silver
8 Master Swasthik Padma


Karnataka Dakshina Kannada Innovation Silver
9 Master Floyd Emmanuel Libera


Kerala Ernakulam Music Silver
10 Master Rishabh Garg


Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Innovation Silver
11 Master Jaisal Shah


Maharashtra Mumbai City Sports(Chess) Silver
12 Kumari Labdhi Surana Rajasthan Udaipur Sports(Roller Skating) Silver
13 Master Krishna Pandit


Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddh Nagar Innovation Silver
14 Kumari Saniya Subash


Andaman and Nicobar Island South Andaman Sports(Martial Art) Silver
15 Master Aryan Chopra Delhi West Delhi District. Sports(Chess) Silver
16 Kumari Kashish


Delhi Central Delhi Theatre Silver

NATIONAL AWARD FOR CHILD WELFARE (Individuals & Institutions)

Given to : Institutions and Individuals for their Outstanding Performance in the field of Child Development and Welfare & to recognize voluntary action.

3 Individuals and 5 Institutions were awarded this year.

Prize Details : Rupees 3 Lakhs + a Citation for each institute

Rupees One Lakh + a Citation for each individual


S.No Name State District
1 Sh. Anand Kumar Bihar Patna
2 Sh Mahesh Jadhav Karnataka Belagavi
3 Sh Achyuta Samanta Orissa Bhubaneswar



S.No Name State District
1 Innovative Mid Brain Optimization Institute Pvt Ltd Delhi North-West District.
2 Society for Tribal & Rural Developments Karnataka Chamarajanagar.
3 Akshaya Patra Foundation Karnataka Bangaluru
4 Aarambh India Initiative Maharashtra Mumbai
5 Nirvan – A Social Welfare Organization Uttar Pradesh Lucknow


Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award

Given to : Individuals for their outstanding contribution towards service for children, including those of children with disabilities.

Prize Given : Cash Prize of Rs. One Lakh + A Silver Plate + a Citation

S.No Name State District
1 Sh. Shantilal Gulabchand Muttha Maharashtra Pune
2 Mr. Chezhian Ramu Tamil Nadu Tiruvannamalai
3 Ms. Shobha Vidyarthi Uttarkhand Nainital

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