The Government of Haryana has launched a scheme of “State Award for Older Persons” during 2008-09, on the pattern of Government of India, to keep senior citizens motivated and to honour them. 1st October would be of each year observed as International Day of the Elderly
For year 2016-17 there is budget provision of Rs. 11.00 lakh. Following 10 awards have been notified vide Govt. notification No.1394/SW(4), dated 25.11.2016:-
Best Mother Award
Courage & Bravery Award
Best Panchayat Award
Life Time Achievement Award
Best Voluntary Organization Award (Best NGO)
(i) Senior Painter Award (ii) Senior Sculpture Award (iii) Senior Practicing Musician/Singer Award (iv) Senior Practicing Dance Award.
Senior Practicing Sportsperson Award
Best Old Age Home Award
Best Day Care Centre Award
On the Occasion of International Disabled Day/Elderly Day a State Level Function was organized at Panchkula and an amount of Rs. 9.75 lac was incurred on this function.
(Rs. in Lac)