Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the winners of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019 today. During the interaction with the Prime Minister, the children explained their special achievements in detail and shared their inspirational stories. PM Modi congratulated the award winners for their achievements.
The Prime Minister said that these awards offer an opportunity for recognition of talented children, and serve as inspiration for others like them. He urged these children to stay connected with nature. PM Modi also shared some light moments with the children who also requested him for autographs.
Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awards:
These awards have been given in two categories: Bal Shakti Puraskar to individuals and Bal Kalyan Puraskar to institutions, individuals working for children.
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This year, 783 applications were received for the Bal Shakti Puraskar and 26 awardees were selected by the Ministry for Women and Child Development for Bal Shakti Puraskar, under the category of innovation, scholastic, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery. Two individuals and 3 institutions were also selected for Bal Kalyan Puraskar by the National Selection Committee.