The President Ram Nath Kovind conferred “Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar” – the revamped award scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India,to 26 children, 2 individuals and 3 institutions, today at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
The Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi; Secretary, Shri Rakesh Srivastava and other Senior officers of the Ministry along with a sizable number of children living in Child Care Institutions of Delhi attended the function.
The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is being given in two categories from now on. 26 children were awarded in the category Bal Shakti Puraskar (earlier known as National Child Award) under various fields like Innovation, Social Service, Scholastic, Sports, Art & Culture and Bravery.The bravery award has been the latest addition of the Ministry to the scheme.
Each award carries a medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-, book vouchers worth Rs. 10,000/-, a certificate and a citation.These children will participate in the Republic day parade on 26.1.2019.
Two individuals& 3 Institutions were awarded in the Category of Bal Kalyan Puraskar(earlier known as National Child Welfare Award) . The award for individual consists of a cash prize of Rs. 1, 00,000/- (one lakh), a medal, a citation and a certificate to each awardee. The award for institution consists of a prize of Rs. 5,00,000/- each and a medal, a citation and a certificate.
The awardees were selected from a total of 900 applications received through a special portal created for the purpose.