Panaji: November 29, 2018 …The Department of Women and Child Development, Panaji will confer Veerjyoti Award from the year 2016 onwards and will present on the Republic Day i.e. January 26, 2019. ‘Veerjyoti Puraskar’ consists, 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. Any women or girl from any walk of life, whether they are housewives, domestic servants, children in homes/Institutions profession also social workers, etc. The 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 shall be considered. She should not receive any other award for the same act during the year.

The eligible women may 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 or print format available in the Directorate with  enclosures, if any on or before December 4, 2018 in the office of the Directorate of Women and Child Development, Old Education Bldg., 2nd Floor, 18th June Road, Panaji. The applications received after the expiry period of the time frame shall not be considered for the award.

For any clarifications the applicants may log on to  for detailed guidelines or contact the Directorate on Phone No. 2235308/2426112 during the office hours.


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