New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said programmes and initiatives like Startup India, StandUp India, Digital India and Make in India are all led by young people and will take the country to newer heights. He said, all feel proud when the youth of country is innovating and taking the nation forward. Interacting with the recipients of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP), Mr Modi said this award also comes with a huge responsibility.
Prime Minister urged all young people to come forward and make vocal for local a success. Mr Modi gave a lot of credit for the success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to the children of the country. He said by becoming Bal Sainik, they have inspired their family towards Cleanliness.
Prime Minister said the country is currently celebrating 75 years of its independence and all those received this award in this important period for their extraordinary achievements in various fields.
Mr Modi said all feel proud seeing the CEOs of all the big companies of the world are young Indians.
Prime Minister also conferred digital certificates to Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees for the years 2022 and 2021 using blockchain technology, via video conferencing.
The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is given to children above the age of five and not exceeding the age of 15 with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in fields of innovation, sports, arts and culture, social service, scholastic achievements, and bravery.
Such children are handed over a cash prize of one lakh rupees, a medal, and a certificate. The awardees will also take part in the Republic Day parade on Wednesday.