Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puruskar

The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, formerly known as the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement, [1] is the India's Highest Civilian Honour bestowed upon exceptional achievers under the age of 18. The award was instituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India in 1996 to recognise children (under the age of 18) with exceptional abilities and who have achieved outstanding status in various fields including academics, arts, culture, design, innovation, research, social service and sports.[2]

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
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President Ram Nath Kovind Conferring The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puruskar, 2020.
Awarded forThe most exceptionally talented children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, social service, arts & culture, bravery, and sports are awarded "The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puruskar".
Reward(s)A Medal, Cash prize of Rs.1 lakh and A Tablet
First awarded1996
Last awarded2020
Websitenca-wcd.nic.in

The award was renamed as Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar in the beginning of 2019 and achievements of children in the field of bravery are also being acknowledged.[3]

The awards are conferred by the President of India in the week preceding the Republic Day[4] in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, Where nation's other prestigious Civilian honours like the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are also presented.

The awardees are also invited to the Prime Minister's Residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg for an exclusive interaction session [5][6]. Additionally, The awardees also participate in the Republic Day Parade.[7][8][9]

Award [10]Edit

The award for Individuals consists of a medal, cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- each and a citation, and a certificate.

Awardees Till DateEdit

2020 Awardees [11]Edit

 
2020 Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakthi Puraskar Awardees with Hon. President of India and Minister of WCD - Smt. Smriti Irani.

Art & CultureEdit

i. Atharva Manoj Kumar Lohar, Maharashtra ii. Darsh Malani, Telangana iii. Gauri Mishra, Uttar Pradesh iv. Korok Biswas, West Bengal

v. Pragun Pudukoli, Karnataka vi. Riya Jain, Madhya Pradesh vii. Sharanya Mudundi, Andhra Pradesh

BraveryEdit

i. lshaan Sharma, Haryana ii. Lalkansung, Manipur iii. Pema, Arunachal Pradesh iv. Soumyadip Jana, West Bengal

InnovationEdit

i. Anmol Rathi Joint Award, Chhattisgarh ii. Harsh Agrawal, Chhattisgarh iii. Aparna Chandrasekharan, Tamil Nadu iv. Arjun Pandey, Delhi v. Harshita Arora, Uttar Pradesh. vi. Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati, Rajasthan vii. Paritosh Dahiya, Haryana viii. Parth Bansal, Uttar Pradesh ix. Raghav Puri, Delhi x. Richard Joseph, Kerala xi. Sagnik Anupam, Delhi xii. Sivabharathi Anbu Bharathi, Tamil Nadu xiii. Suneetha Murje, Mangalore xiv. Tanish Goel, Delhi

ScholasticEdit

i. Chirag Falor, Delhi ii. Devesh Pankaj Bhaiya, Maharashtra iii. Jennisha Sunil Agrawal, Gujarat iv. Onkar Singh, Jammu and Kashmir v. Siddharth Kumar Gopal, Kerala vi. Venkatasubramanian, Puducherry vii. Yash Mishra, Odisha

Social ServiceEdit

i. Parikul Bhardwaj, Delhi ii. Parth Sarthi, Uttar Pradesh iii. Shaurya Sinha, Haryana iv. Sukriti Chiripal, West Bengal

SportsEdit

i. Aarushi Sharma ,Uttar Pradesh ii. Akula Sai Samhitha, Andhra Pradesh iii. Esha Singh, Telangana iv. Khushi Hooda, Haryana  v. Neha, Haryana vi. Pearl Milind Colvalcar, Goa

vii. Prithu Gupta, Haryana viii. Rushil Khosla, Uttar Pradesh ix. Samanyu Pothuraju, Telangana x. Sanchita Tiwari, Delhi xi. Sudipti Hajela, Madhya Pradesh xii. Vinayak Bahadur, Uttar Pradesh

xiii. Yash Aradhya S, Karnataka

2019 Awardees (Special 26) [12][13][14]Edit

 
2019 Pradhan Mantri Bal Puraskar Awardees with Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi

InnovationEdit

i.Mohammed Suhail Chinya Salimpasha (Karnataka) ii.Arunima Sen (Karnataka) iii. Naisargik Lenka (Odisha) iv. AU Nachiketh Kumar (Karnataka) v. Madhav Lavakare (Delhi) vi. Aswath Suryanarayanan (Tamil Nadu)

BraveryEdit

i. Kartik Kumar Goyal (Madhya Pradesh) - Adrika Goyal (Madhya Pradesh)[Joint Award] ii. Nikhil Jituri (Karnataka)

Social ServiceEdit

i. Aryamaan Lakhotia (West Bengal) ii. Prathyaksha B R (Karnataka) iii. Eiha Dixit (Uttar Pradesh)

ScholasticEdit

i. Ayushman Tripathy (Odisha) ii. Megha Bose (Rajasthan) iii. Nishant Dhankar (Delhi)

Art & CultureEdit

i. Raam M (Tamil Nadu) ii. Dev Dushyant Kumar Joshi (Gujarat) ii. Vinayaka M (Karnataka) iv. Aryaman Agarwal (West Bengal) v.Trutpraj Atul Pandya (Maharashtra)

SportsEdit

i. Shivangi (Haryana) ii. R Praggnanandhaa (Tamil Nadu) iii. Master Esow (Andaman & Nicobar Island) iv. Priyam Tated (Andhra Pradesh) v. Master Anish (Haryana)

vi. Angel Vijay Deokule (Maharashtra)

Procedure for sending the nominations [10]Edit

1. Open nominations from public will be received only through a website. (i.e:www.nca-wcd.nic.in). Applications received other than online mode will not be entertained.

2 The web portal to accept nominations round the year, while limiting consideration up to 31th August of the respective year, for awards to be given in the month of January, next year. Applications received after due date will be considered for the awards in the next year.

3 Any citizen can recommend a child having exceptional achievement through the online portal.

4 Applications received by the due date will be sent to the State/UT and District Collector/District Magistrate, other government/appropriate agencies/organisations for verification of the content and achievements by 15th October.

5 Thereafter, the applications will be shortlisted based on the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria [10]Edit

i) The institution should not be entirely funded by the government. i

i) The institution should have been in the field of child welfare for 10 years and should have been performing consistently in the field. Contribution should have positively impacted the lives of the children.

Date of receipt of recommendation:[10]Edit

Particulars of the recommended Child/Individual/Institution for the award should be furnished on the web portal by 31st August of the respective year.

Selection committee [10]Edit

A National Selection Committee, headed by Minister, MWCD or MoS, MWCD will finalize the names of the awardees for the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar.

Composition of the Selection Committee for Bal Puraskar
1 Minister or MoS, Ministry of Women and Child Development Chairperson
2 Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development Member
3 Additional Secretary , MWCD Member
4 Secretary or her/his representative in the Department of School Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs Member
5 Subject expert in each field and child psychologist, sociologists, police/paramilitary/defence personnel/disability expert etc Member
6 Joint Secretary(Child Welfare), Ministry of Women and Child Development Member Secretary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "President of India confers "Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar" today in New Delhi". pib.gov.in. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Women and Child Development". nca-wcd.nic.in. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  3. ^ DelhiJanuary 23, Indo-Asian News Service New; January 23, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 00:04. "President Kovind awards 26 children for innovation, bravery". India Today. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  4. ^ DelhiJanuary 23, Indo-Asian News Service New; January 23, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 00:04. "President Kovind awards 26 children for innovation, bravery". India Today. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  5. ^ "PM interacts with winners of Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019". www.pmindia.gov.in. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  6. ^ "PM Modi interacts with Rashtriya Bal Puraskar winners, 2020". PMO India.
  7. ^ "Children conferred national awards all smiles at R-Day parade". The Times of India. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-bEJ_B50iw
  9. ^ https://www.deccanchronicle.com/sunday-chronicle/headliners/110218/a-heart-for-research.html
  10. ^ a b c d e "Latest Official Guidelines" (PDF).
  11. ^ "2020 PMRBP" (PDF). pmo.gov.in.
  12. ^ "India Today".
  13. ^ "PMO India".
  14. ^ "President of India confers "Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar" today in New Delhi". pib.gov.in. Retrieved 5 February 2020.