Panaji: July 16, 2017 ….. The Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) has invited applications for National Awards for Bravery for Children (2017).

The main objective of this scheme is to give due recognition to children who perform acts of bravery with a view to inspire other children to follow their example. The deed should be “an act of spontaneous selfless service in the face of risk to life or threat of physical inquiry and or an act of courage and daring against a social evil/crime”.

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, proof of date of birth, newspaper/magazine clippings and/or the First Information Report (FIR) or Police Diary filed with the Police Station regarding the brave act and the account of the incident as well as the supporting documents endorsed by listed two competent authorities.

The application must be recommended by any two of the following:

·        Principal/Headmaster of the School, Head of Panchayat/Zila Parishad

·        General Secretary or President of the State Council for Child Welfare

·        Collector/DM/Govt. Official of equivalent rank

·        Supt. of Police of the area or police official of higher rank.

The child should not be below 6 years and above 18 years of age on the date of the incident.

Incidents should be occurred between July 01, 2016 and June 30, 2017 will be considered for the 2017 awards.

The award consists of a medal, a certificate and cash award. The awardees shall also receive various gifts from philanthropic organizations. The awards are in 4 categories.

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 other 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 the Directorate of Women & Child Development or login on the website of ICCW ( on or before 10 August 2017 in this Directorate.

For any clarifications, contact the Directorate on phone no. 2235308/2426112 during office hours.


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