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24th January, 2023 POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

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  • Indian President has awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to 11 children at an Award ceremony in Delhi on 23rd January 2023.
    • The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar was awarded to children for their exceptional achievements.
  • The awards are conferred to children in the age group of 5 to 18 years, for their excellence in 6 categories;
    • Art and Culture
    • Bravery
    • Innovation
    • Scholastic
    • Social Service
    • Sports.
  • Each awardee is given a medal, a cash prize of one lakh rupees and a Certificate.

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar:

  • The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (Prime Minister's National Award for Children) is a civilian honour in India.
  • The award has two categories:
    • Bal Shakti Puraskar; It is awarded to citizens under the age of 18 for outstanding achievement in innovation, scholastic achievements, social service, arts and culture, bravery, or sports.
    • Bal Kalyan Puraskar; It is awarded to individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to child development, child protection, or child welfare.
  • It is administered by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • It is conferred by the President of India in the week preceding Republic Day, 26 January in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.