New Delhi: Ahead of the Republic Day celebration, a total of 32 children including one from Odisha have been awarded the ‘Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021’. The Government of India has been awarding the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery.
The awardee children are from 32 districts of 21 States/UTs. As many as seven awards have been given in the field of Art & Culture and nine awards have been given for Innovation and five for scholastic achievements. Similarly, a total of seven children have won in Sports category, three children have been felicitated for Bravery and one child has been honoured for her efforts in the field of Social Service.
Anvesh Subham Pradhan from Odisha won the award under Scholastic category.
While commending the young achievers, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind stated in a message, “I am hopeful that the ‘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.”
Official sources said Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will virtually interact with the awardees tomorrow through video-conferencing.