Disasters affect lives, livelihoods and property across the entire spectrum of our society. Disasters also evoke a sense of compassion and selfless service across the nation. In the aftermath of a disaster, different sections of our society come together and work towards alleviating the suffering of those affected by the disasters. The Government’s efforts to save lives through mitigation, risk reduction, effective response, and build back better are often augmented by the hard work of community based organisations, selfless volunteers, dedicated NGOs, conscientious corporate, academic & research institutions and individuals. Many organisations and individuals are working silently but persistently on mitigation and preparedness so that the impact of future disasters can be minimized.>
Government of India to recognize the excellent work done by individuals and institutions in India in the field of Disaster Management has instituted an annual award. known as Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskaar.
There will be up to three awards. Both institutions and individuals are eligible for these awards.
If the awardee is an institution, it shall receive a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 51 lakhs. The Institution shall utilize this cash prize for Disaster Management related activities only.
If the awardee is an individual, winner shall receive a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 5.00 lakhs.
An application by an institution does not debar any individual from that institution to apply for the award in his individual capacity.
Only Indian nationals and Indian institutions can apply for the award.
For institutional awards, voluntary organizations, corporate entities, academic/research institutions, response/ uniformed forces or any other institution may apply for the award.
Any Indian national or institution can nominate a candidate for consideration for this award. Candidates can also self-nominate themselves.
The applicant must have worked in the area of Disaster Management like Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Rescue, Response, Relief, Rehabilitation, Research, Innovation or Early Warning related work in India.The application must be accompanied by details of the work done in disaster management and must highlight achievements in any one or more of the following areas:
The applications shall be filed online on www.dmawards.ndma.gov.in
The last date for filing of application for the year shall be 30th September.
Date of Announcement :The award shall be announced on 23rd January on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The other terms and conditions governing the awards are as follows:
For the year 2020, Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre, Uttarakhand (in the institution category) and Shri Kumar Munnan Singh (Individual category) have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar for their commendable work in Disaster Management.
Source : NDMA