PM Modi to interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees via video conferencing today, i.e. Monday (January 25), according to the Prime Minister's Office.
The virtual interaction will take place at 12 pm. 32 applicants from across the country, under different categories of 'Bal Shakti Puraskar', have been selected for PMRBP-2021.
Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani will also be present on the occasion, the PMO said in a statement.
In a statement, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said the awardees are from 32 districts of 21 states and Union territories.
Seven awards have been given in the field of Art and Culture, nine awards have been given for Innovation, and five for scholastic achievements.
Seven children have won in the Sports category while three children have been felicitated for Bravery and one child has been honoured for her efforts in the field of Social Service.
Commending the young achievers, President Ram Nath Kovind said in a message, "I am hopeful that 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 a new zenith of success and prosperity."
The government has been conferring this award to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements.
PM Modi on Sunday interacted in an 'At Home' event with Tribal Guests, NCC Cadets, NSS Volunteers, and Tableaux Artists who would be a part of the upcoming Republic Day parade. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh Arjun Munda, Kiren Rijuju, and Renuka Singh Saruta were also present in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the participation of the tribal guests, the artists, NSS, and NCC cadets in the Republic Day Parade fills every citizen with energy. Their display of the country's rich diversity fills everyone with pride.
PM Modi also said that the Republic Day Parade is a tribute to the country's great socio-cultural heritage and to the constitution that gives life to the world's biggest democracy.