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Shri Mukul Wasnik gives away DR. Ambedkar National Merit Award

Shri Mukul Wasnik gives away DR. Ambedkar National Merit Award

Shri Mukul Wasnik Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment today gave away Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Award in a function held in Mumbai at Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan .Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister, Maharashtra were also present during the award ceremony. Shri Shivajirao Moghe, Minister of Social Justice, Maharashtra, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.

Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, an autonomous organization under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, presents these awards, every year, to recognize and encourage the meritorious students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for their commendable performance in Class 10th and Class 12th examinations. The award carries (i) a citation and (ii) cash award.

Under the merit award schemes of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, a total of 1154 students belonging to SCs & STs, of Class 10th and Class 12th, are given cash award to the tune of Rs. 3.81 crores every year. 75 first rank holder students from 17 states for class 12th Examination and 15 states for class 10th Examination received a certificates and cash award.

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(Release ID :79350)

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