New Delhi, Jan 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet and interact on Friday with the 49 Children who are winners of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020. The 49 awardees are from various of states of India including one each from Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh and they are winners in the fields of art & culture, Innovation, Scholastic, Social Service, Sports and Bravery, an official statement said.
The government acknowledges children as one of the most important partners in nationbuilding. Their hopes and aspirations are to be acknowledged and their achievements are to be rewarded, it added. Towards this end the government gives these awards every year to recognize exceptional achievements of our children in various fields. 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, it said in statement. President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar on Wednesday. The Prime Minister would also interact with over 1730 Tribal Artists, NCC Cadets, NSS Volunteers and Tableaux Artists who are going to participate in the Republic Day Parade in a At Home event on Friday. (UNI)