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Disaster relief award instituted to honour Netaji

By IndianMandarins- 24 Jan 2019


The Government has instituted an annual award titled Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar to honor the most venerated freedom fighter. It will be announced every year on 23 January on the birth anniversary of Netaji. The Award recipient will receive a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 51 lakh.


Since many organizations and individuals work silently but effectively to alleviate the horror of a disaster, PM Naren Modi called for instituting the award to recognize their contribution and selfless service.


All Indian Citizens and organizations, who have excelled in areas of Disaster Management like Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Rescue, Response, Relief, Rehabilitation, Research/ Innovations or Early Warning are eligible for the award.


Over 300 nominations from Institutions and Individuals were received for the award for 2019 which has gone to 8th Battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) located at Ghaziabad. It has participated in 314 major Operations and rescued over 50,000 people.

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