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DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTES  “RAKSHAK PURASKARS  AWARD

                                                                                                                        Panaji, May 4, 2018

                                                                                                                        Vaishakha 14, 1940

 

            The Department of Women and Child Development, has instituted  “Rakshak Puraskars” award to be conferred from the year 2015 onwards and  will be   presented on the Independence Day i.e. August 15 of every year. “Rakshak Puraskars” award will be awarded to  two persons in the State, consisting of a scroll/citation  and  cash prize of Rs.20,000/- each.

            The Award  aims to spread the  message to encourage and motivate all to bestow respect and dignity to women in society in the State of Goa.

            Eligibility criteria for “Rakshak Puraskars”are as follows,   any person who has shown exceptional courage, especially in adverse circumstances or otherwise  in coming to aid, protecting or helping beyond the call of duty,  the victims or in dealing with the victims of  any type of violence, attack or harassment against women and girls at home, in the workplace and everywhere  in the public domain  and  has shown their respect and dignity to women in society in the State of Goa.               

                       

            Any person may also include from any walk of life, whether they are police officers, doctors, lawyers, public prosecutors, social workers, teachers, tourist guides, lifeguards, bus, taxi or auto drivers, etc.

                         

            A person who applies for the award should be a resident of Goa for the last 5 years as on 1st January of the respective year or have worked in the State for at least two years shall be considered.

           

            He or she should not recipients any other award  in the same field during the same year.   A person should be  above 25 years of age as on 1st January of the respective year.

 

            The eligible women may submit their applications in soft copy (CD- in word format) and  hard print  in the prescribed format available in the Directorate complete in all respects along with enclosures, if any on or before  July 5, 2018

 

            It is informed that, the Department shall receive applications in soft copy (CD- in word format) and  hard print from the eligible applicants  in the Directorate of Women & Child Development, Panaji - Goa within the time frame. The applications received after the expiry period of the time frame  shall not be considered for the award.

 

 

The applications for the “Rakshak  Puraskars” Award may be submitted in the office of the Directorate of Women & Child Development, Old Education Bldg., 2nd Floor, 18th June Road, Panaji. The applicants may contact the Directorate on Phone No. 2235308/2426112 during the office hours.

 

DI/NB/TSS/JA/SF/AN/2018/144

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