The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, gave away awards to children for their achievements on the occasion of Children’s Day on Monday.
India’s Minster of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, was present on the occasion. The President also gave away awards to individuals and institutions for contributing to child development and child welfare.
In the category ‘National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, 2016’, the Gold Medal has been awarded to the 16-year-old Kumari Revathi Nayka. M for her excellence in the field of sports. Revathi is a paralympic swimmer.
The 9-year-old Master Dev Shah remained the youngest to be awarded for his excellence in the field of sports. Master Dev Shah is a chess player.
The National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement give recognition to children with exceptional abilities in fields such as academics, culture, arts, sports, music, etc.
Children in the age group of 5-18 years are eligible for the award. The award comprises one Gold Medal and 30 Silver Medals including certificate and a cheque of Rs. 20,000 to Gold Medalist and Rs. 10,000 to each Silver Medalist.
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