New Delhi, Jan.25 (ANI): The Foundation for Amity and National Solidarity, Delhi, has been selected for the National Communal Harmony Award 2012 by a jury headed by Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari.
Formed in 1984, the Foundation for Amity and National Solidarity (FANS) is a Delhi-based Trust which works for spreading amity and communal harmony. It has organized numerous seminars, workshops, symposiums, inter-religious meets, youth camps, sadbhavana sabhas and rallies to promote social amity.
The foundation has instituted the 'National Amity Award', which is given every year to an eminent personality.
A serial 'Yeh Gulistan Hamara' produced by the foundation on national integration was telecast on Doordarshan. It has awarded numerous scholarships under its Amity Scholarship Scheme to promote education amongst the economically backward students. It has extensively contributed for promoting solidarity and communal harmony.
The National Communal Harmony Awards were instituted in 1996 by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous organization set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, for promoting communal harmony and national integration.
The award has been instituted with a view to demonstrating due appreciation and recognition of the efforts of individuals and organisations for promotion of communal harmony and national integration in a sustained manner over a sufficiently long period of time. In addition to a citation, the award carries a cash prize of Rupees five lakh for the Organisation. (ANI)