Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Awards awards announced

New Delhi: The Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Awards for service to children were announced on Sunday for persons who have made contribution in the field of child protection and welfare.

The Women and Child Development Ministry announced the awards for 2011 for R Ravi Kumar, Swami Japananda and N Thungdemo Kikon.

While Kumar is the President of Sri Gayatri Welfare and Cultural Youth Academy, Visakhapatnam, Japananda is the Chairman of Swami Vivekananda IRHC, Pavagada. Kikon is the founder secretary of Wondang-Ki-Charitable Foundation in Dimapur, Nagaland.

The Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award is conferred on three individuals who make outstanding contribution in the field of child protection, child development or child welfare for over ten years.

The Award carries a cash prize of Rs one lakh and a citation to each awardee, an official statement said here.

The award was instituted on August 20 1994, the 50th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to honour individuals who have made outstanding contribution towards the cause of children.