The Ministry of Home Affairs has invited nominations for Kabir Puraskar Awards for promotion of Communal Harmony. State Governments have been requested to send nominations to the Ministry. The last date for receipt of nominations by the State Governments is 30th June, 2012 and by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India by 16th July, 2012.
The Kabir Puraskar Scheme was introduced in 1990. Under this a National Award designated as “KABIR PURASKAR” has been instituted is in three grades. These are: Grade-I Rs. 2,00,000/- (Rupees Two lakh only), Grade-II Rs, 1,00,000/- (Rupess One Lakh only) and Grade III Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand only). A certificate with suitable citation is also awarded to the recipients.
The Puraskar is given for the conspicuous acts of physical/moral courage displayed under circumstances of danger to the life of the rescuer in saving the lives and properties of member(s) of another community, caste or ethnic group during communal riots, caste conflicts or ethic clashes. The details of the scheme are also available on the website of the Ministry (http://mha.nic.in/).
Interested persons have to approach the respect State Governments/UTs for their nominations as the Puraskar is given by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the basis of the nominations received from the respect State Governments/UTs. The award is announced on 2nd October each year.