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Prime Minister to interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Awardees on 24th January

National Girl Child Day

January 24, 2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees on 24th January, 2022 via video conferencing. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smt Smriti Zubin Irani and Dr. Munjpara Mahendra bhai, Minister of State will also be present on the occasion. The event will be webcast on https://pmindiawebcast.nic.in from 11:30 A.M. onwards.

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is given as recognition to children residing in India, above the age of 5 years and not exceeding 18 years (as on 31st August of respective year) with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in 6 fields of Innovation, Scholastic achievements, Sports, Arts & Culture, Social Service and Bravery, which deserve recognition. Each awardee is given a medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- and a certificate.

These Awards are conferred by Hon'ble President in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Prime Minister also interacts with these awardees every year. The awardees of PMRBP also take part in the Republic Day parade every year. However, in view of COVID-19 situation in the country, it has not been possible to organise the award ceremony at New Delhi this year.

On the occasion of National Girl Child Day on 24th January and as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi would interact virtually with the winners of PMRBP-2022. The children along with their parents and concerned District Magistrate of their respective district would join the event from their district Head Quarters.

During the function, the Prime Minister would give digital certificates to winners of PMRBP 2022 using Block Chain Technology. The certificates would also be given to winners of PMRBP-2021, who could not be given the certificates last year due to COVID situation. Block Chain Technology is being used for the first time for giving certificates to awardees of PMRBP.

Read about last year winners here Citation Booklet 2021 Watch last year’s programme here..

Know more about the awards


“Life's aspirations come in the guise of children.” - Rabindranath Tagore While the well-being of our children is imperative for national development, it should be deemed as an end in itself. It is the responsibility of the country to provide adequate opportunity and support for the holistic growth and development of children as mandated by the Constitution of India. The Government of India acknowledges children as one of the most important partners in nation-building. Their hopes and aspirations are to be acknowledged and their achievements are to be rewarded.

Although every child is precious and his or her achievements have to be appreciated, there are some whose achievements will serve as an inspiration to many others. Towards this end, the Bal Shakti Puraskar is given by the Government of India every year to recognize exceptional achievements of our children in various fields i.e., innovation, scholastic achievements, social service, arts & culture, sports and bravery. Also, to recognize the contribution of dedicated individuals and institutions, whose tireless efforts complement the actions taken by the Government of India for the welfare of children, the Bal Kalyan Puraskar was instituted and is given in two categories - Individual and Institution.

Any child with an exceptional achievement in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, social service, arts & culture, sports and bravery can apply for the award. Also, any person who knows about a meritorious achievement by a child can recommend this child for the award. A high-level committee selects the winners after careful consideration of each application.

More details here. Ministry of Women and Child Development (nca-wcd.nic.in)