National Communal Harmony Awards

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Chandigarh, Jun 20 (UNI) The Chandigarh Administration has invited recommendations for the National Communal Harmony Awards.

The National Foundation for Communal Harmony, an autonomous organisation with the Ministry of Home Affairs, has instituted three awards, an official spokesman said today.

The awards would be given annually for the outstanding contribution to promotion of communal harmony and national integration by an individual, an organisation and a students' union category.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs two lakh in the individual category, Rs three lakh in students' union category and Rs five lakh in the organisation category.

A jury headed by the Vice President of India would make selection for the awards.

''An individual is eligible for consideration of the award if he/she has been working in the area of national integration and communal harmony for a minimum period of ten years,'' the spokesman said.

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