The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has invited nominations for Vayoshreshtha Samman- National Awards which is for Senior Citizens 2019 for individuals and institutions who are involved in providing distinguished services for the cause of elderly persons.
The nominations should be sent by 31st May, 2019.
Union Ministry of Social Justice And Empowerment instituted the series of Vayoshreshtha Samman awards in 2005 and in 2013 these were elevated to the level of national awards under 13 categories.
The Department of Social Justice And Empowerment had invited nominations for the awards on 17th April, 2019.
It is an annual National Awards which are conferred by the President of India on the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) i.e. 1st October every year. They are given to eminent senior citizens and institutions who are involved in providing distinguished services for the cause of elderly persons.
The various Ministries and Departments of Government of India, their autonomous organistions, State Government, Union Territory’s (UT) Administration all can nominate suitable individuals and institutions for the said National Awards.