AMN / NEW DELHI
President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan this evening. The Award was given in two categories- Bal Shakti Puraskar and Bal Kalyan Puraskar.
The Bal Shakti Puraskar was given to 26 children including one joint award for their exceptional achievements in the field of innovation, scholastic, sports, arts and culture, social service and bravery. Madhav Lavakare, Eiha Dixit, Shivangi Pathak, Nishant Dhankhar and Nikhil Jituri are among those children who received the award.
Two individuals and three institutions were awarded the Bal Kalyan Puraskar. The award under Bal Shakti Puraskar carries a cash prize of one lakh rupees, book vouchers worth ten thousand rupees, a certificate and a citation.
Under Bal Kalyan Puraskar, the award for an individual consists of a cash prize of one lakh rupees, a medal, a citation and a certificate while the award for institution consists of a cash prize of five lakh rupees.
Women and Child Development Ministry revamped the scheme of National Awards for children in 2018 to include Bravery as an additional component in the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar.
President Kovind presented the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019 at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. pic.twitter.com/KqwnyN8UUa
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