AVVAIYAR AWARD

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AVVAIYAR AWARD

    The Avvaiyar 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., on the International Women’s Day which is being celebrated on March 8th every year. :-
      (i) The Government instituted the Avvaiyar award for 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., are presented by the Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The following rules and guidelines were issued for the selection of the awardees for the Avvaiyar Award.

      (ii) The award shall be in the form of a Medal and named as Best Social Worker for women.

      (iii) The Medal will be in the circular in shape made of gold (8 grams 22 carrot) for Best Social Worker for women.

      (iv) In addition to the medal a cash certificate Rs.1,00,000 (Rupees one lakh only) will be given to the recipient.

      (v) The recommendation of the Collectors for the awards shall be placed before the Selection Committee. The recommendation of the committee should reach the Government in the Social Welfare Department not later than 15 the January every year.

      (vi) G.O. Ms.No.17, SW & NMP Department, dated 13.02.2020, it was ordered that the number of medal awarded in a year shall be one for Best social worker for women, in addition to the medal Rs.1,00,000(Rupees one lakh only) and certificate will be given to the recipient.

      (vii) The medals will be presented to the awardees by the Chief Minister during the International Women’s Day on 8rd March every year.