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Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019

Current context: President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019 on 3rd October 2019.
Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019
  • The award is presented to the institutions/organisations/individuals involved in rendering distinguished service for the cause of elderly persons.
  • It is a scheme of awards gradually upgraded to the status of National Awards and is instituted by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.
  • International Day of Older Persons was observed on 1st October and these awards are presented as a part of it.
  • International Day of Older Persons is celebrated every year on 1st October since 2005.
  • The award intends to shoe-case the government’s concern towards the Vulnerable and weaker section and strengthening their legitimate place in the society.

Question: 

Q.1 The Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019 is conferred for which purpose?
a. Doing excellent work towards rural sanitation
b. Rendering service for the cause of elderly persons
c. Rendering service for the cause of women empowerment
d. Doing excellent work towards Urban sanitation
Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019 Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019 Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 03, 2019 Rating: 5

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