President confers Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to 19 children

New Delhi: President emphasizes making children and youth aware of Indian culture and life values along with modern education

BY | Tuesday, 23 January, 2024

President Droupadi Murmu presented Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to the 19 children at a function held in New Delhi on 22nd January 2024. The children were awarded for excellence in the categories of Bravery, Science & Technology, Innovation, Social Service, Sports, and Art & Culture.

Speaking on the occasion, President Murmu said that this award ceremony is an opportunity to encourage the amazing potential and talent of young achievers and also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of children.

She appreciated all the children for their excellent work and acknowledged their versatile talents. She said that children possess immense potential and stressed that it is the duty of the adult to guide them so that they can utilize their talent and energy properly.

Recognising India’s wealth in youth resources, the President pointed out the importance of encouraging the youth to use technology for innovation and entrepreneurship. She also flagged that technology is often misused and advised children to be alert and stay away from wrongdoings.

Noting that physical activities are decreasing in young generations, President Murmu said that due to less physical activities many diseases which used to be very rare in children and youth are increasing today. She appealed to youth to learn at least one sport and participate in it. She said that they may not take up sports as a career, but sports keep them physically and mentally healthy. This develops team spirit in them.

Further, the President emphasised on making children and youth aware of Indian culture and life values along with providing them modern education.

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