The Derozio Awards – For Education and Human Enrichment
‘Derozio Award for Education and Human Enrichment’ The award which has been instituted by Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE)
The ‘Derozio Awards’ are being instituted to celebrate and commemorate the life of this great revolutionary of Anglo-Indian descent, so that his life may inspire a new generation of people to emulate his life and work, in the service of the nation. The Derozio Award for Education and Human Enrichment, instituted by CISCE, is given to Principals and teachers. It is awarded to honour and motivate people to serve the nation in a manner that clearly defines leadership in an identified sphere.
Who was Henry L.V. Derozio ?
Henry L.V. Derozio (1809 – 1830) arguably the first Indian Poet, freedom fighter and social reformer was fondly referred to as the “National Bard of Modern India”. He taught English at Hindu College (later Presidency College), Calcutta, and set up a youth movement to promote enlightened living and nationalism. Through his writings he fired the imagination of generation of ‘Derozians’, young people of conviction who were prepared to make any sacrifice for the cause of freedom.
The Harp of India, To India my Native Land and Fakir of Jungheera are amongst his best known writings of Henry L.V Derozio.
What are the objectives of The Derozio Awards ?
The Derozio Awards for exemplary service to school education and human enrichment have been instituted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, to honour and motivate people to serve the nation in a manner that clearly defines leadership in an identified sphere.
It is the highest award at National level which is conferred to the person out of all ICSE affiliated schools who embarked on the journey of spreading wisdom through creativity, through compassion, and through a sense of community.
The objective of the Derozio award is to :
• Identify people who make a difference in their sphere of work.
• Promote a sense of achievement, recognition and support for a cause.
• Recognise the work of people for the greater good of humanity.
• Establish a role for people to contribute to the nation.
• Enable professionals to reach out.
• Generate concern for social, physical or cultural ecology of the nation.
• Enhance global goodwill and understanding.
What are the Categories of The Derozio Awards ?
Categories of Awards: The Awards will be given annually to the following categories:
(i) Contribution to the society as an Individual.
(ii) Contribution to the society as an Institution.
The Derozio Awards :
Each award will consist of the following:
♦ An engraved gold medal – 24 gms (22 carats).
♦ A citation plaque engraved in silver.
♦ A certificate/scroll.
♦ An amount of Rs. 1 lac in the form of an account payee cheque.
The Jury shall consist of the following:
(i) The Chairman of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Jury.
(ii) An eminent public servant or ex-judge of the Supreme Court.
(iii) Two eminent educationists who have established record(s) of service in school education.
(iv) A person of eminence, who has served in the armed forces.
(v) The Chief Executive & Secretary of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations shall be ex-officio Secretary to the Jury.
Note: Appointments of members in categories (ii), (iii) and (iv) will be made by the Executive Committee of the Council.
What is the Procedure of selecting the awardees ?
Procedure: The Jury shall establish procedures for selecting the awardees. The Jury may make recommendations to the Executive Committee of the Council as it considered best to promote the Awards. The Jury shall meet once a year to consider the nominations received and make its selection which shall be final and binding. The Secretary to the Jury shall convene the meeting of the Jury.
DEROZIO AWARDS FORMS
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