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Kabir Puraskar Scheme

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The Government of India introduced the “Kabir Puraskar Scheme” in1990 under which a National Award designated as “KABIR PURASKAR” was instituted in three grades, namely, Grade One, Grade Two, and Grade Three carrying a title and cash Award of ₹20,000, ₹10,000 & ₹5,000 respectively for acts performed during communal riots. The Scheme has been amended and the cash amounts of the various grades of the Award and eligibility criteria for the Award have been revised.
This Award is instituted to promote communal, caste, and ethnic harmony by recognizing acts of Physical/moral courage and humanity exhibited by the member(s) of one a community, caste, or ethnic group in saving the lives and properties of the member(s) of another community, caste or ethnic group. Such courage and promptitude in saving the life and property of member(s) of another community, caste, or ethnic group shall also involve a danger to the life/body/property of the rescuer himself or herself and to his or her family member(s). Three sets of criteria have been prescribed to decide the category of Award. It is entirely left to the Screening Committee mentioned in clause 6 to decide upon the category of Award on the merits of each individual act of courage as reported by the State Government or Union Territory Administration.
Timing of Announcement of Award:
The Award shall be announced on 2nd October each year.
The Award may be given by the Central Government and presented to the recipients by the Prime Minister at a function organized for the purpose in New Delhi.
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