Panaji, October 15, 2019 ..Veerjyoti Award instituted by the Department of Women and Child Development, Panaji will confer from the year 2016 onwards and will be presented on the Republic Day.
‘Veerjyoti Puraskar’ will consist, of scroll/citation and cash prize of Rs.20,000/- each. The award will be given to two women or girls per year (from 2016) in the State of Goa.
The Award aims to spread the message to encourage and motivate women and girls to seek their rights, status, remove gender asymmetries and attitudes, respect, dignity for women and girls in society.
Any women or girl who has shown exceptional bravery and courage, especially in adverse circumstances against any type of atrocities, violence and/or harassment against them or against any other women or girls at home, in the workplace and everywhere in the public domain and has fought to their respect and dignity in society in the State of Goa. The women or girl from any walk of life, whether they are housewives, domestic servants, children in homes/Institutions profession also social workers, etc. Any women or girl who applies for the award should be a resident of Goa for the last 5 years as on January 1st of the respective year will be considered. She should not receive any other award for the same act during the year.
The eligible women can submit their applications in soft copy (CD- in word format) and hard print in the prescribed downloadable format available on the website of the Department at www.dwcd.goa.gov.in or print format available in the Directorate with enclosures, if any on or before October 30, 2019. The application received after expiry period of the time frame will not be considered.
The applications for ‘Veerjyoti Puraskar’ Award should be submitted in office of the Directorate of Women and Child Development, Old Education Bldg., 2nd Floor, 18th June Road, Panaji.
For any clarifications the applicants may log on to www.dwcd.goa.gov.in for detailed guidelines or contact on Phone No. 2235308/2426112 during the office hours.