Recently, 32 children have been awarded the ‘Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar’ for their exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments.

  • The Awards are given by the President of India in the week preceding Republic Day (26th January) every year.

Key Points

  • Two Categories: The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is given under two categories:
    • Bal Shakti Puraskar, and
    • Bal Kalyan Puraskar.
  • Bal Shakti Puraskar:
    • Recognition:
      • It is given by the Government of India every year to recognize exceptional achievements of children in various fields i.e., innovation, scholastic achievements, social service, arts & culture, sports and bravery.
    • Eligibility:
      • A child who is an Indian Citizen and residing in India and is between 5-18 years of age.
    • Award:
      • A medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000, book vouchers worth Rs.10,000, a certificate and citation.

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