On January 25, 2021 The Government of India conferred Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar(PMRBP) 2021 to 32 children under 6 categories, namely innovation, scholastic, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery. This award was instituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development(MoWCD), Government of India in 1996.
- The children who received the award are from 32 districts of 21 States/UTs.
- Prime Minister, Narendra Modi interacted with 2021 PMRBP awardees through video conferencing. Union Women & Child Development Minister, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani was also present on the occasion.
Total Awards Conferred in Each Category
7 Awards- Art & Culture; 9 awards- Innovation; 5 awards- Scholastic; 7 awards- sports; 3 awards- bravery; 1 award- social service
Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
i.Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is given under 2 categories namely, Bal Shakti Puraskar and Bal Kalyan Puraskar(Individual and Institution)
- Bal Shakti Puraskar is annually conferred to children to recognize their excellence and outstanding efforts made in several fields.
- Bal Kalyan Puraskar is given to individuals and institutions, whose efforts complement the actions taken by the Government of India for the welfare of children
ii.The Awards are given by the President of India in Darbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan in the week preceding Republic Day every year.
iii.Bal Shakti Puraskar awardee gets a medal, a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a certificate and a citation.
Highlights of 2021 PMRBP:
i.Chirag Bhansali(16 year old) from Noida’s Delhi Public School was conferred with the 2021 PMRBP for launching his website and mobile application called ‘Swadeshi Tech’, which acts as an alternative to Chinese apps.
ii.Veer Kashyap(10-year-old) received this award for building a board game ‘Corona Yuga’ during the lockdown in Bengaluru and posted it on YouTube, where it went viral.
List of Awardees of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021
Art & Culture
|Ameya Lagudu||Andhra Pradesh|
|Vyom Ahuja||Uttar Pradesh|
|Hrudaya R Krishnan||Kerala|
|Souhardya De||West Bengal|
|Kunwar Divyansh Singh||Uttar Pradesh|
|Kameshwar Jagannath Waghmare||Maharashtra|
|Shreenabh Moujesh Agrawal||Maharashtra|
|Archit Rahul Patil||Maharashtra|
|Chirag Bhansali||Uttar Pradesh|
|Harmanjot Singh||Jammu & Kashmir|
|Mohd Shadab||Uttar Pradesh|
|Anvesh Subham Pradhan||Odisha|
|Anuj Jain||Madhya Pradesh|
|Social Service||Prasiddhi Singh||Tamil Nadu|
|Palak Sharma||Madhya Pradesh|
|Mohammad Rafey||Uttar Pradesh|
|Khushi Chirag Patel||Gujarat|
|Mantra Jitendra Harkhani||Gujarat|
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About Ministry of Women and Child Development(MoWCD):
Union Minister– Smriti Zubin Irani(Constituency- Amethi, Uttar Pradesh)
Minister of State(MoS)– Sushri Debasree Chaudhuri(Constituency- Raiganj, West Bengal)