President Draupadi Murmu gave this honour. Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Praskar (PMRBP), 2023, to 11 children At an award ceremony in New Delhi on Monday. Murmu said that some of the awardees have shown such unwavering courage and bravery at such a young age that she was not only surprised but overwhelmed to learn about them.
The Bal Praskar is awarded to children between the ages of five and 18 for their achievements in six categories: arts and culture, bravery, innovation, academics, social service, and sports. Each PMRBP awardee receives a medal, a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh, and a certificate.
This year, eleven children from across India were honored for their outstanding achievements in the fields of arts and culture (4), bravery (1), innovation (2), social service (1), and sports (3).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani interacted with and congratulated all Bal Praskar awardees.
Smriti Irani shared her interaction with the awards on Twitter. “Interacted with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Praskar 2023 winners during their visit to Pradhan Mantri Sangrahaliya today,” he tweeted.
Here is a list of the winners and their achievements.
– Assam’s Shreya Bhattacharjee is a talented tabla artiste who holds the record for longest playing tabla and is listed in the ‘India Book of Records’. Tabla has earned him the 9th Cultural Olympiad of Performing Arts as well as numerous other awards.
– Shauryajit Ranjit Kumar Kheyre is a national level Malkhamb player from Gujarat. At the National Games 2022, he is the youngest medalist in all sports and won a bronze medal in the standing pole open category.
– Odisha’s Sambha Mishra has written several notable articles and books for popular publications. He was awarded the prestigious “Fellowship of the Royal Asiatic Society, London”, making him the youngest Fellow ever in the Society’s 200-year history.
Rohan Ramchandra Behir of Maharashtra showed incredible bravery by jumping into a river to save a woman’s life, disregarding his own life.
With an IQ of -180, Rishi Shiv Prasanna from Karnataka is the youngest certified Android application developer. He is one of the 40 Indian youth selected by the Ministry of Culture. He has also written a book called “Elements of Earth”.
-M Goravi Reddy, Telangana dance record holder, was the youngest candidate for the International Dance Council in 2016. She has performed classical dance on various stages.
– Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi from Andhra Pradesh is an international chess player who has been ranked World No. 1 in girls under 11 by FIDE (International Chess Federation) from May to October 2022.
-At the age of 12, Hanaya Nisar, a young girl from Jammu and Kashmir, represented India and won a gold medal at the 3rd World SQAY Martial Arts Championship held in Chungju, South Korea in October 2018.
– Delhi-based Anushka Jolie created an app called “Anti-Bullying Squad Coach”, which provides students with mental health counseling as well as educational online videos about bullying and cyberbullying.
– Aditya Pratap Singh Chouhan of Chhattisgarh created “Micropa” technology, which is efficient and cost effective. It detects and filters microplastics from drinking water using computer algorithms.
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