Haryana announces Shaurya Award for Students

Haryana announces Shaurya Award for Students

Question: Which Indian State has announced Shaurya Awards for students?
(a) Himachal Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Haryana
(d) Maharashtra
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • On 16 January 2019, Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar announced the Shaurya Awards for students in the name of 71 state police martyrs. The award would be given to a student for courageous deeds every year in the block, in which the school is located where the martyr had studied during his childhood.
  • The Shaurya Awards includes prize money of Rupees 11000.
  • Addressing the family members of Haryana Police martyrs at National Police Memorial in Delhi CM also declared the construction of a state-level police memorial in the state of Haryana & issued the book titled “Martyrs of Haryana police”.
  • Ex-gratia grant which is being given to family members of police personnel has been enhanced from Rs10 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.
  • Apart from this assistance under government policy, financial aid of Rs 30 lakh is also given under a special agreement of accidental death insurance cover with HDFC bank and as a result family of a police martyr gets financial assistance of Rs 60 lakhs.

Links:
https://www.newsx.com/national/india-news-haryana-shaurya-samman-early-assembly-elections-manohar-lal-khattar-chandigarh
https://www.prharyana.gov.in/en/haryana-chief-minister-mr-manohar-lal-today-announced-a-shaurya-award-in-the-name-of-71-martyrs-0

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