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Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman

  • 23 Jan 2023
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On January 22, 2023, Uttar Pradesh Government Secretary Raghunath Prasad Verma said that on the lines of the Yash Bharti Award of the Samajwadi Party government of the state, now the state government will also award 'Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman' to the personalities who have brought glory to the state in the country and abroad.

Key Points

  • Administrative and financial approval of Rs. 50 lakh was issued for this new honor scheme on behalf of Raghunath Prasad Verma, Deputy Secretary of The Uttar Pradesh Government.
  • Under this scheme, four personalities will be honored with an amount of Rs. 11 lakh each respectively.
  • Significantly, the Uttar Pradesh government had stopped the Yash Bharti award two years ago. Under the Yash Bharti Award, Rs. 11 lakh was given to such personalities, who have brought glory to the state in the country and abroad. Instead, the Ministry of Culture has now started the Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman.
  • He said that at the launch ceremony of Uttar Pradesh Day on January 24, the Chief Minister can honor four personalities while launching this new award scheme.
  • According to the government order issued for the Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman Yojana, such eminent dignitaries of Uttar Pradesh have been associated with various disciplines and fields such as art and culture, agriculture, entrepreneurship, skill development, science and technology, literature, education, sports, social service, etc. He established new dimensions of excellence through individual efforts in environment, women empowerment, rural development etc. Apart from this, those who have achieved pride at the national and international level through these new excellent dimensions will be honored with Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman.
  • The nominee for this honour must be a native of Uttar Pradesh. Such national and internationally renowned dignitaries of various disciplines, fields of work, who have achieved the best achievement on the basis of their talent and long spiritual practice, who have made Uttar Pradesh proud in the country and abroad.
  • Any other national or state award or honor recipients of any previous national or state award or honor from the State Government or the Central Government shall not be placed within the eligibility limits of this honor scheme.
  • Under the scheme, nominations will be received from the DM on the format prescribed by the Director of Culture every year. Apart from this, nominations related to other fields and disciplines can also be obtained through the concerned Departmental Secretary/Principal Secretary and from recognized music, dance, drama, film and media educational and performance institutions and other sources. Each department can propose the name by constituting a selection committee at its own level.
  • Personalities will be selected from these categories-
    • Classical music, folk music (singing, playing, dancing)
    • Fine Arts, Drama, Film and Media
    • Social Service, Youth Welfare, Social Welfare, Women and Persons with Disabilities Welfare
    • Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy Development, Animal Husbandry, Forest and Wildlife and Environment Protection
    • Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Job Creation, Self-Reliance
    • Personalities who have made specific contributions in other fields such as education, literature, science, technology, sports, etc., whom the screening committee may consider eligible.
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