Award Categories 2017-12-21T12:05:59+00:00
Category Description Initiative could have been in the following aspects
Education Initiatives taken by individuals towards providing education / further education to underserved areas / migrant populations, improving the skill sets of population through vocational training etc.
  • Preschool, Balwadis, etc.
  • Primary formal schooling
  • Secondary formal schooling
  • College / Technical Higher education
  • Non formal schooling / literacy for out of school kids
  • Coaching / tuition/after school support
  • Teacher training
  • Adult / continuing education
  • Research
  • Educational computer education
  • Principal / leadership training
  • Technology in education (other than computer education)
  • Life skills training
  • Providing scholarships / sponsorships
  • Education for the mentally / physically challenged
  • Other educational activities
  • Any other
Child care & Development Initiatives taken for prevention of child labour, nutritional care, overall development of children
  • Prevention of child labour
  • Prevention of child abuse / child marriage
  • Providing / caring for deprived / under privileged / challenged kids of the society
  • Child care center
  • Behavior modification
  • Early detection assessment early Intervention
  • Prevention of malnutrition
  • Speech therapy
  • Other child care & development activities
  • Any other
Sports Initiatives taken for the development of sport related facilities or infrastructure and promoting sports culture
  • Development of grounds / stadiums
  • Development & promotion of sports for under privileged & deprived
  • Development of national sport (Hockey)
  • Development of rural sport
  • Promotion of sports at secondary school
  • Other sports development activities
  • Any other
Conservation & Environment Initiatives taken towards preservation of environmental and natural resources including protection of animals and birds in India
  • Prevention & control of pollution
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Recycling of waste
  • Conservation, biodiversity & preservation of natural resources
  • Protection & care for animals and birds
  • Sewage and refuse disposal, sanitation, etc
  • Promoting environmental concerns
  • Sustainable water management including water shed
  • Renewable energy
  • Other conservation & environmental activities
  • Any other
Public service Creation of employment opportunities, creating public infrastructure, awareness programs (environment, sanitation, health related etc.)Initiatives taken for empowerment of weaker sections of the society (minorities, caste ,women etc)
  • Initiatives to provide electricity, drinking water in backward areas
  • Making and developing of open areas
  • Public administration
  • Provisions of telephone and internet
  • Public transport facilities
  • Microenterprises
  • Empowerment of weaker sections (women, caste, minorities etc.)
  • Vocational training / ITI / Finishing schools / placement
  • Agriculture & extension services
  • Cooperatives / Producer Owned Companies
  • Building livelihood capacity (SHG training, etc.)
  • Any other
Health & Sanitation Initiatives undertaken towards promoting health and well being/sanitation concerns and providing medical treatment for the betterment of society
  • Hospitals
  • Health camps
  • Hospice / home care / palliative care
  • Emergency & crisis intervention
  • Medical treatment
  • Mental health treatment & counseling
  • Blood / organ / stem cell banks
  • Diagnostics
  • Public health education
  • Cataract surgeries
  • Prosthetics / calipers / wheelchair provision
  • Financial aid for medical expenses
  • Dialysis
  • Adolescent / maternal health & nutrition
  • Neo-natal / early child healthcare and nutrition
  • Disability treatment (mentally & physically challenged)
  • De-addiction services
  • Medical education & training
  • Medical research
  • Other health & sanitation activities
  • Any other
Art & culture Initiatives taken towards reviving / sustaining art & culture, protection of cultural infrastructure and heritage and promotion of tourism in various states of India
  • Reviving culture & art on the verge of extinction
  • Development / promotion of culture & art
  • Traditional and artisanal crafts / performing arts
  • Promote tourism to States
  • Assistance for research in cultural activities
  • Promotion and strengthening of regional and local museums
  • Preservation & Development of Cultural heritage
  • Other culture & art activities
  • Any other
Women Welfare & Empowerment Initiatives taken for protecting women against exploitation and violence of any kind, promoting education and employment, and improving the cultural & social stand of women in society
  • Prevention of female feticide
  • Curb violence against women
  • Creating employment for women by providing formal / non formal trainings
  • Education on family planning
  • Women welfare homes / Old age homes
  • Prevention of women trafficking
  • Improving Social & Cultural standing of women in the society
  • Other women welfare & empowerment activities
  • Any other
Entertainment Initiatives taken for reviving the entertainment industry, cinemas and who mobilizes the power of entertainment for positive social change
  • Reviving cinema
  • Theaters for social cause
  • Road shows
  • Movies addressing a key issue in India/or on any community
  • Plays
  • Any other
Literature Initiatives taken for contributing towards introducing new languages ,theories concepts, conducting seminars, writing books etc in order to protect & sustain literature
  • Writing a book
  • Conducting seminars
  • White paper
  • Newspaper letter
  • Blogs
  • Workshops
  • Any other
Social Economic Welfare Initiatives taken for empowerment of weaker sections of the society (minorities, caste ,women etc)
  • Microenterprises
  • Empowerment of weaker sections (women, caste, minorities etc.)
  • Vocational training / ITI / Finishing schools / placement
  • Agriculture & extension services
  • Cooperatives / Producer Owned Companies
  • Building livelihood capacity (SHG training, etc.)
  • Microenterprises
  • Empowerment of weaker sections (women, caste, minorities etc.)
  • Vocational training / ITI / Finishing schools / placement
  • Agriculture & extension services
  • Cooperatives / Producer Owned Companies
  • Building livelihood capacity (SHG training, etc.)
  • Any other