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PM to interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees via video conferencing

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees today at 12 noon through video conferencing. During the function, Digital certificates will be conferred to awardees for the years 2021 and 2022 using Blockchain Technology.

This technology is being used for the first time for giving certificates to awardees. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and Minister of State for Women and Child Development Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai will also be present on the occasion.

The Government has been conferring the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar award to children for their exceptional achievement in six categories. These are Innovation, Social Service, Scholastic, Sports, Art and Culture, and Bravery. The awards are conferred on children between the age of 5 to 18 years. It has two categories – Bal Shakti Puraskar and Bal Kalyan Puraskar. This year, 29 children from across the country, under different categories of Bal Shakti Puraskar have been selected for Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar. The awardees also take part in the Republic day parade every year. Each awardee will be given a medal, a cash prize of one lakh rupees, and a certificate.

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