Mumbai, July 2009 : Ghanshyam Binani Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization of the Braj Binani Group today made an announcement inviting nominations for the 9th Ghanshyam Binani Children’s Bravery Award 2008-09. The award is a tribute to brave young children below 16 years of age whose act reflects bravery with spirit of courage, humanity and presence of mind by protecting others while risking their own lives during the time frame of May 1st 2008 to April 30th, 2009. This award has been instituted in the memory of Shri Ghanashyam Binani who loved children.
The award has two categories, the male and the female category. The recipients of this award will be honoured with a thematically designed silver medal, citation and a substantial cash reward . An eminent panel of judges comprising of distinguished personalities in their respective fields will select the winners. The decision of the award committee will be final and the names of the recipients will be announced in a glittering ceremony scheduled in March 2010.
The act of the child nominated for the Ghanshyam Binani Children’s Bravery Award should be backed by some authentic documents, appreciation or coverage of the incident in the media. Nominations for the award can be sent by individuals, social organizations, institutions, covering the details of the incident, date, time, location, name and contact address of the children involved with adequate supporting and mailed to the address given below:
Ms. Bina Verma,
Event Coordinator, Ghanshyam Binani Foundation
Mercantile Chambers, 12. J. N. Heredia Marg,
Ballard Estate, Mumbai – 400 001
The nominations for the award should reach the management of Binani Foundation by 30th October, ’09.
Last year Km. Prachi Santosh Sen from Indore and Master Vishal Suryaji Patil from Kolhapur were the proud recipients of the 8th Ghanshyam Binani Children’s Bravery Award.
The Ghanshyam Binani Foundation institutes an annual national bravery award for children below 16 years of age. This award was introduced in the memory of Late Ghanshyam Binani who loved children unconditionally .The Award consists of a thematically designed silver medal which is embedded with the symbol of a pyramid and a crystal. The pyramid and the crystal are considered the epitome of energy. In fact, they absorb and emit energy and this medal acknowledges that force within. The awardees also get a citation and a cash reward of Rs. 51,000/ each. The silver medal has a neckband of three bold colours – orange, blue and green – representing fire, water and earth. A male and a female child is awarded every year. Sometimes depending on extraordinary brave act we also honour a deserving candidate a special award of Rs. 25,000
Ghanshyam Binani Foundation, a Charitable Trust of Braj Binani Group, a non-profit charitable organization was set up in 1958 to help the needy and support a good cause. Seth Govardhandas Binani was the founder Chairman and Late Ghanshyam was its Vice-Chairman. In fact, Seth Govardhandas began this odyssey by building dharamashalas and libraries in the memory of his wife. Even now, the Maheshwari community remembers them for their sterling service. After the death of Seth Govardhandas, Shri Ghanshyam Binani along with his family established 3 more Trusts – Mathuradas Govardhandas Binani Charitable Trust, G. D. Binani Charitable Foundation and B. C. Trust.
In these 4 decades, The Ghanshyam Binani Foundation has touched innumerable lives and has made a difference in the lives of millions. The Ghanshyam Binani Foundation mainly focuses on education, health and community halls. The innumerable educational institutions, student scholarships, libraries, hospitals, dharamashalas & community halls and parks speak for themselves.
In the field of education, the G. D. Binani Post Graduate College at Mirzapur and the Ghanshyam Binani Academy of Management Sciences are names to reckon with. And every year, a student from the National Metallurgical Institute is awarded a gold medal for excellence in the field of Metallurgy.