ICCW Awards: Child Welfare Council of India will Honour 56 Children with Gallantry Awards, will be Distributed in Six Categories

The National Bravery Awards, given annually by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) to brave children for 65 years, will be given this time too despite being mired in controversies. However, this time 56 children of three years will be awarded at the same time.

State Bureau, New Delhi. The National Bravery Awards, given annually by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) to brave children for 65 years, will be given this time too despite being mired in controversies. However, this time 56 children of three years will be awarded at the same time. Due to Corona, this award could not be distributed for two consecutive years.

Awards Will be Given to 56 Children

On Friday, Geeta Siddharth, the lifetime mentor and former president of the council, gave this information in a press conference. 22 children have been selected for the year 2020, 16 for 2021 and 18 for 2022. Two children are being given this award posthumously. All the children are from different 17 states. All these children will be given medals, certificates and cash. However, there is no clarity about when and by whom these awards will be given to these children.

Prizes Will Be Distributed in Six Categories

Geeta told that under Bharat Puraskar, an amount of one lakh rupees is provided by the Council. 75 thousand rupees will be given under Markandeya, Prahlad, Eklavya, Abhimanyu, Shravan, and Dhruv awards while an amount of 40 thousand rupees will be given in the remaining general category.

Center Isolated Itself

It may be known that till 2018, the children selected by the council used to get this award from the hands of the Prime Minister. At the same time, he also got a chance to participate in the Republic Day parade, but in 2019, after allegations of financial irregularities on the ICCW, the central government dissociated itself from these awards. The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development gives its awards separately. After separation at the government level, the Council has also changed the names of its awards to Markandeya, Dhruv and Prahlad instead of Bapu Gayadhani, Sanjay Chopra, and Geeta Chopra.

1060 Children Honoured So Far

The National Bravery Awards were instituted by the Indian Council for Child Welfare in 1957 to recognize children for outstanding acts of bravery and meritorious service and to inspire others to become examples and emulate. ICCW has so far honoured 1,060 children with the award, which includes 742 boys and 318 girls. Each awardee receives a medal, a certificate and cash. Be aware that the selected children receive financial aid until they complete their graduation. Those opting for professional courses like engineering and medicine get financial assistance through scholarship schemes.