Bangalore-National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) has invited nominations for National Communal Harmony Awards-2012 from individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution for promotion of communal harmony and national integration. The Awards consist of a citation each and cash award of Rupees two lakh for an individual and Rupees five lakh for an organization, on the basis of outstanding contribution over a period of ten years for an individual and five years for an organization, which are essential pre-requisite eligibility conditions to apply for this award.
Nominations complete in all respects may be sent through any of the competent proposers viz. State Government/Union Territory Administration; Municipal Corporation / Municipal Board / Zilla Panchayat, by whatever name these are called in a state; Speaker of Lok Sabha / State Vidhan Sabha; Members of Parliament and State Legislatures; Members of the National Integration Council / Governing Council or Executive Council of the National Foundation for Communal Harmony; Vice-Chancellors of Universities; Recipients of the National Communal Harmony Awards and organisations of repute dedicated to promotion of communal harmony and national integration to the Secretary, NFCH, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003 so as to reach latest by the 30th June, 2012. Details may be seen on the website www.nfch.nic.in or obtained from the office of the Foundation.
The National Communal Harmony Awards were instituted in 1996 by NFCH, an autonomous organization set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, for promoting communal harmony and national integration. The award has been instituted with a view to demonstrating due appreciation and recognition of the efforts of individuals and organizations for promotion of communal harmony and national integration in a sustained manner over a sufficiently long period of time