Nominations for Kabir Puraskar invited

NEW DELHI, June 4:
Nominations have been invited for Kabir Puraskar Awards for promotion of communal harmony.
State Governments have been requested to send nominations to Ministry of Home Affairs, a ministry release said today.
The last date for receipt of nominations by the State Governments is June 30 and by the Home Affairs Ministry by July 16.
The Kabir Puraskar Scheme was introduced in 1990. Under this, a National Award designated as ‘Kabir Puraskar’ has been instituted which is in three grades. These are—Grade-I Rs 2 lakh, Grade-II Rs 1 lakh and Grade III Rs 50,000. A certificate with suitable citation is also awarded to the recipients. The Puraskar is given for the conspicuous acts of physical/moral courage displayed under circumstances of danger to the life of the rescuer in saving the lives and properties of member(s) of another community, caste or ethnic group during communal riots, caste conflicts or ethic clashes. Interested persons have to approach the respected State Governments/UTs for their nominations as the Puraskar is given by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the basis of the nominations received from the respected State Governments/UTs. The award is announced on October 2 each year. (UNI)