The President Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Awards 2014-15 to 57 persons at a function at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan. The objective of the Awards is to the recognise and reward outstanding contributions towards voluntary community service made by the Universities/ Senior Secondary (+2) Councils, NSS Units/ Programme Officers and NSS Volunteers, with a view to further promote NSS. Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal and several other dignitaries were present on the occasion. The following Awards were conferred :
|Category||No. of Awards||Value of Award|
|1.||University/+2 Council||02||First Award: Rs.3,00,000/- (for NSS Programme Development) with a Trophy to the University/ +2 Council.A Certificate and a Silver Medal to the Programme Coordinator.
Second Award: Rs.2,00,000 lakh (for NSS Programme Development) with a Trophy to the University/ +2 Council. A Certificate and a Silver Medal to the Programme Coordinator.
|2.||NSS Units and their Programme Officers||10 +10||Rs.1,00000/- to each NSS Unit (For NSS Programme Development), with a Trophy.
Rs. 70,000/- to each Programme Officer with a Certificate and a Silver Medal.
|3.||NSS Volunteers||32||Rs. 50,000/- to each Volunteer, with a Certificate and a Silver Medal.|
In addition to the above, Certificates of Appreciation were given to 3 persons under University category.