President of India Pranab Mukherjee will give away the National
Child Awards for Exceptional Achievements to 42 children from across the country.
The awards will be given on the occasion of Children’s day which is celebrated
across the nation on the 14th November each year.
National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievements are given
to admire and acknowledge various projects undertaken by the students across
the country. These awards will be given to child welfare institutions too for
the exemplary work.
There are three award categories:
- National Child Awards for
- National Awards for Child
- Rajiv Ghandhi Manav Seva
The recipients of the awards would be from following
- Paralympics Swimmer
- A Chess Player
- An equestrian
- Students with interest in
- Technological Innovations
Shubhendu Kumar Sahu a 14 year student from Odissa will be
one of the recipients of the award. Sahu comes from Somapur Project Upper Primary
School in Ganjam district. Sahu has received number of awards at both the state
and national level competitions. Sahu has developed an innovative device named “Gift
for Farmers”. The device helps in sowing, tilling of soil, and sprinkling of pesticides,
cutting and processing of paddy crops. He is also the winner in creative
National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievements will
include a gift cheque as well as medal.
Gold Medalists would be awarded with a cheque of Rs.
Silver Medalists would be awarded with a cheque of Rs. 10,000.00
Rajiv Ghandhi Manav Seva Award includes a cash prize of Rs.
1, 00,000.00 along with certificate and silver plaque. This year the award is
been given to three persons.
National Awards for Child welfare is been given to five
institutions and three individuals. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 3,
00,000.00 to the institutions and Rs. 1, 00,000.00 to individuals.