New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have an interaction with the awardees of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) via video conferencing at 12 noon today. The awardees of years 2021 and 2022 will be conferred with digital certificates through Blockchain Technology, as stated in the official press release by the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is awarded by the Government of India to children between the ages of 5 and 18 (as on August 31 of the respective year) to recognize their exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in six fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports , art and culture, social service and bravery, which deserve recognition.
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29 awardees this year will be conferred with the recognition who will then participate in the Republic Day Parade.
“This year, 29 children from across the country, under different categories of Bal Shakti Puraskar, have been selected for PMRBP-2022. The awardees also take part in the Republic day parade every year. Each awardee of PMRBP is given a medal, a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh and a certificate. The cash prize will be transferred to the respective accounts of PMRBP 2022 winners,” read the press release.
The award is conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. However, due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, it was not possible to organize the award ceremony, and hence Prime Minister Modi will virtually interact with the winners, the above statement added. The Prime Minister also interacts with these awardees every year.
The children along with their parents and concerned District Magistrates of their respective districts will join the event from their district headquarters.
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