New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with the recipients of this year’s Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Praskar (PMRBP) and discussed issues of mental health and the stigma surrounding the issue, and such Families can play an important role in matters.
President Draupadi Murmu on Monday awarded 11 children with the PMRBP 2023, which recognizes children between the ages of five and 18 for outstanding talent and achievements. They are given a medal, a commendation, cash prize. ₹One lakh and one certificate. This year the award was given in five categories including innovation, sports, arts and culture, social service and bravery.
During the interaction with the winners, Modi presented them with souvenirs and discussed their achievements. He was engaged in conversation in an informal atmosphere. The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that the children asked him various questions about the challenges they faced and sought guidance from him on various topics.
“The Prime Minister advised the awardees to start by solving small problems, gradually build capacity, increase capacity and develop confidence to solve bigger problems as they progress in life. Mental Health Discussing the issue of HIV and the problems faced by children, he also talked about tackling the stigma surrounding the issue and the important role of the family in tackling such issues.
During the interaction, the Prime Minister discussed several other topics, including the benefits of playing chess, taking up art and culture as a career, research and innovation, and spirituality.
Six boys and five girls are among the recipients of the award this year. They were Aditya Suresh, M Goravi Reddy, Shriya Bhattacharjee, Sambh Mishra, Rohan Ramchandra Bahir, Aditya Pratap Singh Chauhan, Rishi Shiv Prasanna, Anushka Jolly, Hanaya Nisar, Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi and Shauryajit Ranjit Kumar Khair.
Earlier in the day, officials from the Ministry of Women and Child Development interacted with the winners.