President confers Bal Shakti Puraskar

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News:President of India has conferred the Bal Shakti Puraskar award to 49 children’s.

Facts:

About Bal Shakti Puraskar:

  • The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement was instituted in 1996.In 2018,the award has been renamed as the Bal Shakti Puraskar 
  • The award aims to give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, social service, arts & culture and sports.
  • The award also recognises the achievements of children in the field of bravery are also acknowledged.
  • The award is administered by the Ministry of Women & Child Development.

About Bal Kalyan Puraskar:

  • The National Child Welfare Awards were instituted in 1979 .In 2018,the  award has been renamed as Bal Kalyan Puraskar.
  • The award aims to give recognition to those who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of Child Development, Child Protection and Child Welfare.
  • Award is given in two categories – Individual and Institution.Three awards are given in each of these two categories along with cash prizes.
  • The award is administered by the Ministry of Women & Child Development.