Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019: Names have been finalised for National Award on Children for their exceptional achievement in the fields of innovation, sports, arts, culture, scholastic, music, social service, or any other field deserving recognition.
Awards will be conferred in two categories ieBal Shakti Puruskar to individuals and BalKalyanPuraskar for institutions/individuals working for children under this scheme, said Ministry of Women and Child Development in a statement. A total of 26 awardees including a joint award for National Child Award in the category of innovation, sports, arts & culture, social service, scholastic, and bravery have been selected. National Child Award has been renamed as Bal Shakti Puraskar.
This year, 783 applications for the Baal Shakti Puruskar were received. Besides that, the names of two individuals and 3 institutions under National Child Welfare Awards category were also finalised by the National Selection Committee.
For receiving online applications ‘National Children Award’, the ministry had launched a portal. The individuals could recommend meritorious children or individuals/institutions working for children or recommend their own case.
In past, the Bravery awards were organised by an NGO named ICCW, which the government supported and encouraged the winners of these awards. However, after Delhi High Court had the questioned financial integrity of ICCW during hearings of a writ petition, the government has dissociated itself from ICCW and revamped the scheme of National Awards for children in 2018, the statement said.
The scheme has added an additional component in the Pradhan Mantri National Children Awards.
- The scheme has added an additional component in the Pradhan Mantri National Children Awards.
- National Child Award has been renamed as Bal Shakti Puraskar
- An individual can apply for these award or recommend someone. nca-wcd.nic.in