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STATE AWARDS

State Award for Girl Child

The Government has announced a State Award for the first time, to recognize and appreciate the efforts of a Girl Child (below 18 years of age), to be given on the National Girl Child Day, 24th January. The Award is given to a girl child who has worked towards prevention of crimes against girl children, ensuring education for all girl children, eradicating girl child labour and prohibition of child marriages. The award consists of a cash prize of `1.00 lakh along with a citation.

Avvaiyar Award

March 8th, being the International Women’s Day is a day dedicated for the women across the world. To mark this occasion, the “Avvaiyar Award” (State Award) is given to one eminent woman who has rendered excellent service in any one field such as Social Reform, Women Development, Communal harmony, Service for language, Service in various disciplines in Art, Science, Culture, Press, Administration, etc.,

Gold Medal weighing 8 gram (22 carat), cash award of `1.00 lakh as Cheque, a Shawl and a Citation are given to the recipient of the Avvaiyar Award.

Independence Day Award

Every year on Independence Day, Awards for Best Social Worker for outstanding work done for women and Best Institution for serving women are given. The Best Social Worker is given 22 carat Gold Medal weighing 10 grams, a Shawl and a Citation and the Best Institution is given a cash award of `50,000 in addition to a shawl and a gold medal.