Panaji: August 25, 2019…. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has instituted the ‘Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Puraskar’ to felicitate meritorious children, individuals and  institutions of the country. 

The award will be presented by the President of India in Darbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan on week preceding Republic Day, Prime Minister of India will also grace the function and felicitate the awardees. The awardees will get opportunity to participate in the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2020 in Rajpath, New Delhi. 

These awards will be given under two categories, i.e, ‘Bal Shakti Puraskar’ and ‘Bal Kalyan Puraskar’

The ‘Bal Shakti Puraskar’ aims to give due recognition to children with exceptional abilities, who have achieved extraordinary recognition in various fields including innovation, scholastic, sports, art & culture, social service and bravery. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, a medal, a certificate and citation booklet. A child who is an Indian citizen and resident in India above the age of 5 years and not exceeding 18 years (as on  August 31, of respective year) is eligible for the award. 

The ‘Bal Kalyan Puraskar’ is given as recognition to individuals and  institutions, who have made an outstanding contribution towards service for children in the field of child development, child protection and child welfare. An s an Indian Citizen and residing in India of the age group 18 years or more (as on  August 31, of respective year) and having minimum 7 years’ of experience can be eligible for the award. The award given to individuals carries cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, a citation, a medal and a certificate. In case of intuitions, award be given for service not less than 10 years. The institution will be given a cash prize of Rs. 5,00,000/- each is given along with a citation, a medal and a certificate. 

Online application form and detailed guidelines of the same may be seen on the exclusive website  For any query check the FAQ page or you may write to the helpdesk at:  All applications are to be submitted online, forms submitted through any other mode will not be considered. For furnishing any false information, the applicant/person shall be liable for suitable legal action as per law. 

The last date of receipt of online applications forms is August 31, 2019. 


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