The Flag Foundation of India today felicitated over 37 students, student groups and schools with gold, silver and bronze ‘Tiranga Badge Awards’ in recognition of their achievements in social service at the National Bal Bhawan in New Delhi. In order to make the awards bigger and better this year, the Foundation, in addition to the certificate and badge, announced a cash prize of Rs. 5000, for the winner.
The awards were held in collaboration with the Delhi-based Desh Foundation and were conferred upon students in the age group of 12-20 years who have contributed to the welfare of their school, college, society, city or country.
Over 80 entries were received from various schools including Modern School, Barakhamba Road, DPS Mathura Road, Apeejay School, Evergreen Public School, NK Bagrodia Public School, Akshay Pratishthan among others and the entries were adjudged by Shallu Jindal, chairperson of the National Bal Bhawan and the vice president of the Flag Foundation of India.
While presenting the awards to the students, Jindal said, “We believe that values and knowledge received at a young age play a major role in shaping children into mature and proactive adults who can be valuable citizens of India. We have established the ‘Tiranga Badge Awards’ to encourage students to prioritise service to the nation and to the community and go beyond serving only their personal interests.”
The award includes a Certificate from the Flag Foundation of India, a Tiranga badge, a book on the Tiranga and wristbands sporting the colours of the National Flag.