Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees through video conferencing today.
Thirty two children have been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar this year. Sources reports that Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani will also be present on the occasion.
The Government has been conferring the Bal Shakti Puraskar under Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in the fields of innovation, sports, arts and culture, social service and bravery. AIR correspondent reports that the awardees are from 32 districts of 21 States and Union territories.
Seven awards have been given in the field of Art and Culture, nine awards have been given for Innovation and five for scholastic achievements. Seven children have won in Sports category, three children have been felicitated for Bravery and one child has been honoured for her efforts in the field of Social Service.