The term “Manav” symbolizes for all human beings irrespective of their caste, creed, gender, occupation etc. and the term “Ratna” (also Rathna or Rathan) is a Sanskrit term for "jewel". This Shamman is being provided to honour the sterling exceptional work and valuable contribution for the betterment of the society and for the progress of the nation worldwide.
Manav Ratna Shamman an honourable award which is been awarded to all those persons for their work. It is been awarded in recognition of exceptional service/ performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour.