Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the Population by the Centre and States


 5.PradhanMantriRashtriya Bal Puraskar

  • Recently, 32 children have been awarded the ‘Pradhan MantriRashtriya Bal Puraskar’

for their exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments.

  • The Awards are given by the President of India in the week preceding RepublicDay (26 January) every year.

Bal Shakti Puraskar:


  • It is given by the Government of India every year to recognize exceptionalachievements of children in various fields i.e., innovation, scholasticachievements, social service, arts & culture, sports and bravery.
  • A child who is an Indian Citizen and residing in India and is between5-18 years of age.
  • A medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000, book vouchers worth Rs.10,000, acertificate and citation.
  • It was instituted in 1996 as the National Child Award forExceptional Achievement, renamed from 2018 as Bal Shakti Puraskar.


Bal KalyanPuraskar:


  • It is given as recognition to Individuals and Institutions, who havemade an outstanding contribution towards service for children in the fieldof child development, child protection and child welfare.
  • An individual who is an Indian Citizen and residing in India andshould have attained the age of 18 years or above (as on 31 August ofrespective year). S/he should have worked for the cause of childrenfor not less than 7 years.
  • The institution should not be entirely funded by the governmentand should have been in the field of child welfare for 10 years andperforming consistently in the field.
  • Three awards are given in each of the two categories – Individual andInstitution – along with cash prizes (Rs. 1,00, 000 and Rs. 5,00, 000respectively).



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