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Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar- Context

  • Prime Minister will interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees on 24th January, 2022 via video conferencing.

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Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar- Key Points

  • About: Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is given as recognition to children residing in India, above the age of 5 years and not exceeding 18 years.
    • Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Awards are conferred by Hon’ble President in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
    • The Prime Minister also interacts with these awardees every year.
  • Associated Ministry: Ministry of Women and Child Development is entrusted with organizing the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar each year.
  • Nomination and Selection for the Award: Any child with exceptional achievement in the above fields, can apply for the award.
    • Also, any person who knows about a meritorious achievement by a child can recommend this child for the award.
    • A high-level committee selects the winners of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar after careful consideration of each application.
  • Award/Prize: Under Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, each awardee is given a medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- and a certificate.

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Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar- Categorization of Award

The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is given under two categories- Bal Shakti Puraskar and Bal Kalyan Puraskar. Below, these are discussed in detail-

  • Bal Shakti Puraskar: The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement was instituted in 1996 to give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements.
    • From the year 2018, the award has been renamed as the Bal Shakti Puraskar and the achievements of children in the field of bravery are also acknowledged.
    • Categories: Bal Shakti Puraskar is given under in the following 6 fields-
      • Innovation,
      • Scholastic achievements,
      • Sports,
      • Arts & Culture,
      • Social Service and
      • Bravery
    • Bal Kalyan Puraskar: National Child Welfare Awards were instituted in 1979 to give recognition to those who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of Child Development, Child Protection and Child Welfare.
      • Significance: It is important to recognize such individuals and institutions as they help complement the efforts of the Government.
      • From the year 2018, the award has been renamed as Bal Kalyan Puraskar.
      • Categories: Bal Kalyan Puraskar Award is given in two categories-
        • Individual and
        • Institutions

 

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