National Service Medal (Vishwamitra)

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National Service Medal
राष्ट्रीय सेवा पदक
National Service Medal (Vishwamitra).svg
Observe of the medal
Country Vishwamitra
TypeService decoration
EligibilityCitizens and foreigners
Awarded foroutstanding contributions, services, friendship with the State of Vishwamitra
StatusCurrently awarded
Post-nominalsNSM
Statistics
Established8 April 2021
First awarded8 April 2021
Last awarded15 April 2021
Total awarded59
Order of Wear
Next (higher)Royal Vishwamitran Chain
Next (lower)20th Birthday Medal of Princess Arnisha
National Service Medal (Vishwamitra) - ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar of the National Service Medal

The National Service Medal is a medal conferred by the government of Vishwamitra upon the approval of the monarch of Vishwamitra who is the sovereign of the Vishwamitran honours system. The medal is conferred once a year, on the eve of the national day i.e. on 14 April every year in order to recognize the outstanding contributions and services depicted to the nation and its people in various capacities.

The medal was constituted on 8 April 2021, a week before the 14th National Day by the monarch of Vishwamitra. It can be conferred upon both citizens and foreigners for their service to the nation. The medal is designed by Cameron Koehler, a national artist of Vishwamitra.

History

The National Service Medal was constituted for the first time on 26 January 2016 by then President Dhrubajyoti Roy of the Friends Society to confer upon individuals for their service to the nation. The medal became dormant in 2018 and ceased to exist following the abolition of the republic on 8 June 2020. Only two individuals had been bestowed with the medal.

The medal was re-established with the same name on 8 April 2021 by Dhrubajyoti Roy as the monarch of Vishwamitra in order to recognize the services, contributions of the individuals associated with the nation.

Composition

The medal comprises of two grades: the Sovereign and recipients. The monarch of Vishwamitra, in his capacity as the fons honorum of all national honours serves as the sovereign of the medal, while all are individuals who receive the medal are the recipients. The deputy monarch and the prime minister serve as ex-officio recipients of the medal.

Recipients

2021

Former

  • Joel Camurkar, Relinquished

References