The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 20 September 2013 presented the National Communal Harmony Award for the year 2011 and 2012.
National Communal Harmony Award for 2011:
Odisha's MD Janab Haji Abdul Bari and Mizoram’s Khamliana jointly awarded for the year 2011 individual category. Both are social activists.
The Jury has not found any organisation suitable for this award for the year 2011.
National Communal Harmony Award for 2012:
The Foundation for Amity and National Solidarity, Delhi awarded for Organisational category.
The foundation formed in 1984.The Foundation works for spreading amity and communal harmony
About National Communal Harmony Award
• 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 of India, for promoting communal harmony and national integration.
• National Communal Harmony Award is given every year for two categories. They are Individual and Organisation. Award is given every year for outstanding contribution for continued promotion of communal harmony or national integration over a period of time.
• The Awards consisted of a citation each and cash amount of 2 lakh Rupees for an Individual and 5 lakh Rupees for an Organization.
About the Jury
The Jury for the award consists the following:-
(a) Vice-President of India – Chairman of the Jury
(b) Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister
(c) Two eminent persons nominated by the Union Home Minister of India of whom one shall be a woman
(d) Home Secretary