Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will confer National Awards to 97 Anganwadi Workers at a function in New Delhi today for exceptional Achievements for the year 2017-18.
The government had formulated the scheme in 2000-2001 to award Anganwadi Workers at the National and State Levels. The award is given annually to motivate the workers and recognise their exemplary services in the field of child development and related areas under the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme.
The award at the National Level comprises a cash prize of 50 thousand rupees and citation while 10 thousand rupees are given for the State level award. From this year, the government has doubled the cash prize of National Level award from earlier 25 thousand rupees.