India’s PM Introduces National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement

Published on : 16 Mar 2020
National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement

National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement by the Ministry of Women and Child Development invites applications from young students. Children from age group of 5 to 18 with outstanding talent in fields like academics, arts, culture, design, and sports etc. can apply for it.

The awards were initiated in the year 1996 to identify children with excellent talents and abilities. Since then the award ceremony takes place every year in New Delhi. The official dates for 2020 session has not been announced yet, however, it interested candidates can submit their entries for National Child Award 2020 from the last week of May 2020 (likely to be). Find the complete details of National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2020 Scheme.

National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement: Quick Overview

Deadline 06 Jul 2020
Class / Course Social Work, Music, School
Scholarship Type School Based Scholarship
Awarded Amount A cash prize of ₹ 1,00,000; book vouchers and certificate
Age Limit 5 - 18 Years
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country India
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National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement facilitates a cash prize of ₹ 1,00,000 book vouchers worth of ₹ 10,000 along with certificate and citation. Under the scheme children belonging to the age group of 5 to 18 can apply.  

National Child Award 2020 – Key Benefits

As per the decision of the Central/National Selection Committee, the awardees receive the following benefits: -

One Winner Will Receive:

  • Gold Medal (20 grams)
  • Cash Prize of ₹ 1,00,000
  • Book vouchers worth ₹ 10,000
  • A citation and certificate

35 Other Awardees Will Receive:

  • Silver Medals (50 grams each)
  • Cash Prize of ₹ 10,000 each
  • Book vouchers worth ₹ 3,000
  • A citation and certificate

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants residing in India are eligible
  • Candidate between the age group of 5-18 years (Above 5 years and not more than 18 years as on 31st August 2020)
  • Students having outstanding talent in different fields of innovation like; Sports, Arts, Culture, Social Service, Music, Bravery or any other field that deserve recognition.

National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2020 – How to Apply

  1. Visit the official website of the scheme -
  2. Click on the Apply Tab.
  3. Register as a new user.
  4. Use the registered username and password.
  5. Download the application form.
  6. Fill in all the details.
  7. Attach all the important documents -
    1. Aadhaar card X 1 copy
    2. Passport size photo X 2
    3. Marksheet of previous year
    4. Any certificate that represents your talent
  8. Email the application form at

National Child Award Important Dates 2020

The important dates of the scheme (mentioning below) are represented as a tentative.


Important Dates (Tentative)

Beginning of the application process

24th May 2020

Last date to apply

06th July 2020

Document verification round

August 2020

Announcement of the result

August 2020 (last-week)

Terms and Conditions

  • Each child will receive his/her personally.
  • The applicant’s exceptional achievement should not be one-time. It should be carried out over a period of time.
  • The field of excellence must also be the child’s passion. It must be a field in which the child is interested in making a career.

Contact Details:

Ministry of Women and Child Development
Government of India
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Phone Number: 011-23386423
E-mail Address:


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How to download a form for national child award

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The form can be downloaded from the official website of the Ministry of Child Development.