National Youth Award 2018

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Last updated on: 06-Sep-2018
EligibilityIndian Youth (15 - 29 years)
AwardMedal, Certificate, and award money of INR 50,000

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About the Program

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sport invites applications for National Youth Awards 2018 from upstanding Indian youth between the ages of 15 to 29, and voluntary organizations, working towards national development through social service. The award is conferred on young men and women and voluntary organization every year in recognition of their outstanding work in the fields of development activities and social service such as health, research and innovation, culture, promotion of human rights, art and literature, tourism, traditional medicine, active citizenship, community service, sports and academic excellence & smart learning.

  • National Youth Award 2018 DeadlineClosed

    Eligibility Criteria for Individual Awards: 

    • He/She must be a citizen of India.
    • He/She should be between the ages of 15 – 29 years as on 1st January of the current year at the time of nomination.
    • He/She should have done extra-ordinary identifiable social work.

    Eligibility Criteria for Organizations: 

    • Be registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860 (Act XXII of 1860) for the last three years or under corresponding State Act and have proper constitution or Articles of Association
    • Have a properly constituted managing body with its powers and duties clearly defined in its constitution
    • Be in a position to secure involvement on a voluntary basis, of knowledgeable persons for the furtherance of its programmes
    • Should be a non-profit organization
    • Should not have discriminated against any person or group of persons on the ground of sex, religion, caste or creed
    • Have rendered extra-ordinary service involving the Youth in the relevant field for at least three years
    • Have a good reputation among the local community/area
    • Should not have been conferred with this award earlier


    • Number of Awards in the individual category: 25
    • Award: Medal, Certificate & award money of INR 50,000
    • Number of Awards for Organizations: 10
    • Award: Medal, Certificate & award money of INR 2,00,000 



    Following documents are required by the applicants to be submitted along with the application form: 

    • Proof of Date of Birth 
    • Supporting documents for outstanding work 
    • Recommendation letters
    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to submit your application for the award: 

    Step 1: Go to the application page

    Step 2: Sign up or log in to access the application form 

    Step 3: Fill in all the details and upload the requested documents 

    Step 4: Submit the form before 15 September, 2018

Important Dates

The last date of submission is 15th September, 2018

Selection Criteria
  • Screening Committee: Six-member Committee under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs, Government of India will screen all the applications and propose the names of the awardees thrice the number of awards to be given.
  • Selection Committee: Eight-member Central Selection Committee headed by Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs will scrutinize all the recommendations of the Screening Committee and make the final selection of the Youth Awards. The Central Selection Committee will also have powers to consider any other case based on the merits.
Terms and Conditions

In case of any dispute, the decision of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will be final and binding on all concerned.


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