Interacting with the 49 awardees of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, Prime Minister Modi said that he is amazed that at such young age these children performed incredible tasks. He said, these children have shown courage to fight difficult situations. The Prime Minister said that one must never rest on their laurels and achievements and always think that they still have a lot to contribute to the country.
Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar aims at encouraging children to excel in different fields and recognize efforts of institutions doing exceptional work for children. The Bal Shakti Puraskar is given in the fields of innovation, social service, scholastic, sports, bravery and arts and culture. The award carries a medal, cash prize of one lakh rupees, a certificate and citation.