New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Tuesday evening.
The Award was given in two categories- Bal Shakti Puraskar and Bal Kalyan Puraskar. The Bal Shakti Puraskar was given to 26 shortlisted children including one joint award in the field of innovation, scholastic, sports, arts and culture, social service and bravery. Two individuals and three institutions were awarded the Bal Kalyan Puraskar.
The award under Bal Shakti Puraskar carries a cash prize of one lakh rupees, book vouchers worth ten thousand rupees, a certificate and a citation.
Under Bal Kalyan Puraskar, the award for individual consists of a cash prize of one lakh rupees, a medal, a citation and a certificate while the award for institution consists of a cash prize of five lakh rupees.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.