Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday conveyed his compliments to Venish Keisham, who was conferred with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021.
A student of standard XI of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Venish received the award for her outstanding work in the field of art.
The 15-year-old student is a resident of Imphal West district of Manipur
Venish reportedly aspires to become a professor of art and has bagged numerous awards in art in both the state and national levels.
“Heartiest congratulations to all the 32 achievers of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021.My best compliments to Venish Keisham from Manipur on the conferment of this prestigious award for her extraordinary work in the field of art,” N Biren Singh tweeted on Monday.
Heartiest congratulations to all the 32 achievers of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021.
My best compliments to Venish Keisham from Manipur on the conferment of this prestigious award for her extraordinary work in the field of art.#BalSamvadWithPM pic.twitter.com/nk4fwuUHxD
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) January 25, 2021
This year the Indian government has conferred the prestigious award on 32 children from 21 states and union territories.
Apart from Venish, three more children from the Northeast have bagged the award.
While Tanuj Samadar from Assam received the award for his achievements in art and culture, Arshiya Das from Tripura and Ayush Ranjan from Sikkim received the award in the sports and innovation categories respectively.
Children with exceptional abilities and accomplishments in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, art and culture, social service and bravery are felicitated with this award every year.
The Indian government presents the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar every year during the Republic day celebrations.
However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did the honours virtually on Monday on account of the Covid -19 pandemic.