Panaji, June 20, 2018 …  The Indian Council for Child Welfare, New Delhi has instituted the ‘National Award for Bravery of Children (2018)’ to give due recognition to the children who perform acts of bravery with a view to inspire other children to follow their example. The award is conferred on children for their act of spontaneous selfless service in the face of risk to life or threat of physical injury and or an act of courage and daring against a social evil/crime.

To apply for this award The prescribed form is to be accompanied by a write-up of about 250 words giving the details of the deed performed by the applicant along with Proof of date of birth, Newspaper/Magazine clippings and /or the first information report (FIR) or Police Diary field with the police station and an account of the incident as well as supporting documents endorsed by listed by two competent authorities.

           The application must  be recommended by a Principal/Headmaster of the school, Head of Panchayat/Zila parishad,  General Secretary or President of State Council for Child Welfare, Collector /DM/Govt. Official of equivalent rank , Supt. of Police of the area or police official of higher rank any two of the above

      The child awardee should not be below 6 years and above 18 years of age on the date of the incident and incidents should be occurred between July 01, 2017 and June 30 2018 will be considered for the 2018 awards.

        The award consists of a medal, a certificate and cash award. The Awardees will also receive various gifts from philanthropic organizations. The awards are in 4 categories First and Highest Award is Bharat Award, Second Category are two award, Third Category are three award and General are 19 Awards.

          Eligible awardees are granted assistance until they complete their schooling. ICCW provides financial assistance under its Scholarship Scheme to those undertaking professional courses such as engineering and medicine and to others till they complete their graduation.

          The eligible child may submit their application in soft copy (CD in word /Pen Drive) and hard print in the prescribed format available in this Directorate or login on the website of ICCW ( on or before 10th August 2018 to this Directorate.

         For any classifications, please contact the Directorate of Women and Child Development on phone no. 2235308/2426112 during office hours. The Directorate of Women and Child Development, Old Education Bldg. 2nd Floor, 18th June Road, Panaji Goa403001.


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