The central government has extended the last date of invitation of nominations for Sardar Patel National Unity Award till June 30, 2020.

The Government of India instituted Sardar Patel National Unity Award as the highest civilian award in the name of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, for contribution in promoting unity and integrity of India.

The award seeks to recognize the notable and inspiring contribution made by individuals or institutions or organizations in this field and reinforces the value of strong and united India.

A notification in this regard was issued on September 20, 2019 calling in for nominations/recommendations for the Award.

The details in respect of the award are available at www.nationalunityawards.mha.gov.in.

“It has been decided to extend the invitation of nominations online through the above-mentioned portal till 30th June, 2020,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement on Monday.

The Award seeks to promote the cause of national unity and integrity and to reinforce the value of a strong and united India.

The Award will be announced on the occasion of the National Unity Day, i.e. the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel on October 31.

The Award shall consist of a medal and a citation. No monetary grant or cash award shall be attached to this Award.

Not more than three Awards shall be given in a year.

It shall not be conferred posthumously except in very rare and highly deserving cases.

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