The 11 kids who bagged PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar


For their outstanding achievements in their respective fields, 11 children were honored with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2023 by President Draupadi Murmu on Monday.

This prestigious award is given to children between the ages of 5 and 18 for their excellence in six categories: art and culture, bravery, innovation, education, social service and sports.

What do the winners receive?

This year, there were six boys and five girls among the winners from 11 states and union territories.

Each winner received a medal and cash prize of Rs 1 lakh along with a certificate.

Children pre-selected from 742 applications

For the first time, nominations for the award have been received in online mode on the Government of India award portal.

A total of 742 applications were received on the portal, of which 684 were deemed suitable for consideration. The selection of the winners was made by a selection committee under the chairmanship of the WCD Minister of the Union.

Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani and Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai, State Minister for Women and Child Development were also present on the occasion.

🔴Check out the 11 winner of this year’s Rashtriya Bal Puraskar award

➡️Aadithya Suresh in art and culture

Aadithya Suresh, who even after being diagnosed with a bone disorder since birth (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) turned into a singer. So far, he has performed in more than 500 singing events, including those on different TV channels. He won the award in the field of art and culture. He is from Kerala

➡️Aditya Pratap Singh Chauhan in Innovation

Aditya Pratap Singh Chauhan was awarded for developing a unique technology called “MICROPA” to detect and filter microplastics from drinking water.

Detection is done by Nile Red Dye, followed by quantification using a computer algorithm. The “MICROPA” project is not only an effective solution to microplastics, but it is also profitable. He comes from Chhattisgarh.

➡️Shreya Bhattacharjee in art and culture

Shreya Bhattacharjee, 12, is a tabla artist who has recorded the record of playing the instrument for the longest duration in the Indian Book of Records, according to a government citation. She comes from Assam.

Apart from various awards, Shreya placed first in All North-East Tabla Solo Competition, All India Pt. Rupak Kulkarni Music Competition and All India Tabla Solo Competition. She also received a gold medal at the 9th Performing Arts Cultural Olympiad.

➡️Hanaya Nisar in sports

Hanaya has been an SQAY martial arts player for seven years. She represented India at the 3rd SQAY World Martial Arts Championship in Chingju, South Korea (October 2018) at the age of 12 and won a gold medal. She comes from Jammu & Kashmir.

President Draupadi Murmu presents Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar at Hanaya Nisar, New Delhi on Monday, January 23, 2023. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)

SQAY is the ancient traditional martial art of Kashmir.

➡️Mr. Gauravi Reddy in art and culture

Mr. Gauravi Reddy was another winner in the field who is an accomplished dancer and has performed classical dance on various platforms. He is from Telangana.

President Draupadi Murmu presents Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to Mr. Gauravi Reddy, in New Delhi on Monday, January 23, 2023. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)

➡️Rishi Shiv Prasanna in Innovation

Another winner in the innovation category was Rishi Shiv Prasanna who, with a certified IQ level of 180, is the youngest certified Android app developer, according to the citation.

He is also the youngest YouTuber to run a channel and in every episode he shares ideas on science-related topics. He comes from Karnataka.

President Draupadi Murmu presents Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to Rishi Shiv Prasanna, New Delhi on Monday, January 23, 2023. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)

➡️Rohan Ramchandra Bahir in Bravery

In the bravery category, Rohan Ramchandra Bahir was awarded for saving a woman’s life by jumping into a river. He comes from Maharashtra.

➡️Anoushka Jolly in social work

Anoushka Jolly has been awarded for her contribution in the field of social services and she is from Delhi.

President Draupadi Murmu and Union Minister Smriti Irani introduce Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to Anoushka Jolly in New Delhi on Monday, January 23, 2023. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)

➡️Shauryajit Ranjitkumar Khaire in Sports

In the field of sports, Shauryajit Ranjitkumar Khaire, a 10-year-old national level Mallakhamb player, was awarded.

This youngest medalist among all sports won a bronze medal in the Standing Pole Open category at the 2022 National Games held in Gujarat. Apart from this, he has received three bronze medals at the national level championships organized by the Mallakhamb Federation of India. He comes from Gujarat.

➡️Sambhab Mishra in art and culture

Sambhab Mishra was another winner in the Art & Culture category and hails from Odisha.

President Draupadi Murmu introduces Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to Sambhab Mishra, New Delhi on Monday, January 23, 2023. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)

➡️Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi in Sports

Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi was awarded in the sports category and hails from Andhra Pradesh.

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