A total of 32 children including four from Northeast India have been honoured with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021.
The Government of India has been awarding the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts and culture, social service and bravery.
The awardee children are from 32 districts of 21 states/UTs.
While 7 awards have been given in the field of Art & Culture, 9 awards have been given for Innovation and 5 for scholastic achievements.
The children who have been conferred the award in various categories are Tanuj Samadar from Assam (Art & culture), Venish Keisham from Manipur (Art and culture), Arshiya Das from Tripura (Sports) and Ayush Ranjan from Sikkim (Innovation).
A total of 7 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, the Union ministry of women and child development said in a statement.
While commending the young achievers, President Ram Nath Kovind has stated in a message: “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 (January 25, 2021) through video conferencing.