Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar: PM Narendra Modi to meet recipients today
New Delhi : Two days before the celebration of India's Republic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with the winners of the 'Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar' on Friday.
According to an official statement released by the PMO, PM Modi will also interact with over 1,730 tribal artistes, NCC cadets, NSS (National Service Scheme) volunteers and tableaux artistes. These artistes will also be presenting their skills during the Republic Day parade.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet and interact with the 49 children who are winners of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020, tomorrow. The children are winners in the fields of art & culture, innovation, scholastic, social service, sports and bravery. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/T3fYpakzew— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2020
The information on meet and greet from the PM himself came one day after President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020 to children. The children were awarded under various categories - innovation, scholastic, sports, art and culture, social service and bravery.
According to a news report, seven children were given the award in art and culture category, four for bravery, 14 for innovation, four for social service, seven in the scholastic category and 13 in the sports category.
In all, 49 children were given awards and they are from various states and union territories, including one each from Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
"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 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," the statement from the PMO said.
Central Government has initiated the award process in order to acknowledge the exceptional achievements of children in various fields.