Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award 2012 winners announced

Rajeev Gandhi Manav Seva Award 2012 Winners have been announced today.  The award is to honour individuals who have made outstanding contribution towards the cause of children. Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award is conferred on three individuals who make outstanding contribution in the field of Child Protection, Child Development or Child Welfare for over ten years.  The Recipients are

1. Shri R. Ravi Kumar,
President Sri Gayatri Welfare and Cultural Youth Academy, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

2. Swami Japananda,
Chairman Swami Vivekananda IRHC, Pavagada, Karnataka

3. Shri N. Thungdemo Kikon,
Founder Secretary, Wondang-Ki-Charitable Foundation, Dimapur, Nagaland

The Award carries a cash prize of Rupees One lakh and a citation to each awardee. The selection for the award is made each year by a National Selection Committee, from the candidates recommended by the State governments

The National Selection Committee is chaired by the Minister for Women and Child Development. The Secretary, WCD is member and Jt. Secretary (VJ), WCD is the member secretary. The committee has representatives from ministries of social justice, health, HRD (Dept. of elementary education) and from the Delhi School of Social Science. Representative from Indian child welfare council, an NGO, is also on the selection committee.