New Delhi: A total of 32 children have been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021.
The Government has been awarding the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts and culture, social service and bravery, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said in a statement here on Sunday.
The awardee children are from 32 districts of 21 states/UTs.
Seven awards have been given in the field of Art and Culture, 9 awards have been given for Innovation and 5 for scholastic achievements.
Seven children have won in Sports category, 3 children have been felicitated for Bravery and one child has been honoured for her efforts in the field of Social Service.
While commending the young achievers, President Ram Nath Kovind has stated in a message that ‘I am hopeful that Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021 would not only motivate the winners but will also encourage millions of other young children to dream, aspire and stretch their limits. Let us all do our personal best to take our nation to new zenith of success and prosperity.’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually interact with the Awardees on Monday through Video-Conferencing.