Dalit Mitra awards function after three years, on May 4
Sunday, May 02, 2010 AT 08:08 PM (IST)
NAGPUR: The annual Dalit Mitra awards meant for institutions and
individuals working in the field of welfare of dalits which could not
be given for last three years, will be presented on May 4.
The awards will be presented at a function at Ravindra Natya Mandir,
Mumbai. Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, Deputy Chief Minister
Chhagan Bhujbal will be chief guests at the function, State Minister
for Social Welfare, Shivajirao Moghe, told PTI. "It was unfortunate
that these awards were not given during the last three years and his
first priority was to revive the awards", Moghe said.
The award consists of cash of Rs 15,000, a shawl and citation to
individuals and Rs 25,000 to the institutions. A total of 51 awards
have been instituted.
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