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Government invites nominations for Vayoshreshtha Samman 2019

Date: 21 May 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards

Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has invited nomination for Vayoshreshtha Samman- National Awards for Senior Citizens 2019 for Individuals/Institutions. Union Ministries/Departments of and their autonomous organistions/State Govts or UT Administration can nominate the suitable individuals/institutions for this edition of these awards.

About Vayoshrestha Sammans

  • They are series of awards instituted by Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in 2005. They were elevated to the level of national awards in 2013.
  • They are conferred every year in thirteen categories. These are given to eminent senior citizens/Institutions involved in rendering distinguished services for cause of elderly persons.
  • The awards are conferred by President of India on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) observed on 1st October.