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The Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports (Independent Charge) and Minority Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a group photograph at the National Youth Awards Function, in New Delhi on August 12, 2019.
	The Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs, Smt. Upma Chawdhry and other dignitaries are also seen.
The Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports (Independent Charge) and Minority Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a group photograph at the National Youth Awards Function, in New Delhi on August 12, 2019. The Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs, Smt. Upma Chawdhry and other dignitaries are also seen.

Kiren Rijiju confers the National Youth Awards for excellent work and contribution in different fields

Newdelhi:12/8/19:The Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports (I/C) Shri Kiren Rijiju here today conferred the National Youth Awards 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.

The objective of the awards given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Department of Youth Affairs is to motivate young persons to achieve excellence in the field of national development and social service, to encourage young people to develop a sense of responsibility to the community and thus to improve their own personal potential as good citizens and to give recognition to the outstanding work done by voluntary organizations working with the youth for national development including social service.

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During the National Youth Awards Function, Shri Kiren Rijiju also inaugurated a Photo Exhibition on “China through Eyes of Indian Youth – 2019”. It was an exhibition of photos taken by youth delegates who participated in the recent Youth Exchange Program to China.

NYA 2016-17 was conferred upon the following 20 individuals and 3 organizations:

 

S. No. Name State
Individual Category
1. Rohit Kumar Kashyap Uttar Pradesh
2. Vinit Devidas Malpure Maharashtra
3. Momota Thounaojam Manipur
4. Nitesh Kumar Sahu Chhattisgarh
5. Oddiraju Vamshikrishna Telangana
6. Prince Singhal Jharkhand
7. Apoorv Om Delhi
8. A G Padmanaban Tamil Nadu
9. Onkar Rajiv Navalihalkar Maharashtra
10. Gattem Venkatesh Andhra Pradesh
11. Kh Krishna Mohan Singha Assam
12. Prudhvi Golla Andhra Pradesh
13. Raju Gorai West Bengal
14. Rahul Dabur Haryana
15. Hansraj Khatawaliya Rajasthan
16. Priteesh Kumar Uttar Pradesh
17. Mrityunjay Dwivedi Uttar Pradesh
18. Mitesh Gajjar Gujarat
19. Subrat Kumar Das Odisha
20. Manu Kamboj Rajasthan
Organization Category
1. Eco-Pro Bahuuddeshiya Sanstha, Chandrapur Maharashtra
2. Care and Share Foundation Manipur
3. Samutkars Yuva Vikas Navyuvak Mandal Rajasthan

 

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/-. In addition, 3 awards were also conferred to individuals for the Photo Exhibition on “China through Eyes of Indian Youth – 2019”

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