Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

Published on January 23, 2023
Current Context: The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is another name for the Prime Minister National Award for Children. The President of India bestows it. 11 children (six boys and five girls) from 11 different states and union territories will receive this honour in 2023 from the president.
Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
  • The award is presented to children belonging to the age group 5 to 18 years.
  • Categories in the award:
    • Innovation, art and culture, sports, social service, bravery, and scholastic
  • Award recipients will receive a certificate, a medal, and a cash prize of one lakh rupees
  • The president presents the award in the Durbar Hall of his residence, the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • Bal Kalyan Puraskar: Children of age less than 18 years are awarded in this category
  • Bal Shakti Puraskar: Children of age between 5 years and 18 years are awarded in this category.
  • To rescue the life of a 43-year-old woman who had fallen into the Domri river in Rajouri while washing clothes, Rohan Ramachandra Bahir dove in. For his outstanding bravery, he received a prize in the Bravery category.
  • Aadithya Suresh, who has had a rare bone condition from birth, is an outstanding singer with more than 500 performances. He received recognition in the arts and culture category.


Q.1 How many children were awarded Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar this year?
a. 5
b. 12
c. 15
d. 11

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