The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is given under two categories: Bal Shakti Puraskar and Bal Kalyan Puraskar.
The Bal Shakti Puraskar conferred in the field of Innovation, bravery, social Service, Scholastic, Sports and Art & Culture. The Bal Kalyan Puraskar is given in under two categories of institution and individual.
The Bal Shakti Puraskar is conferred to recognize the special contribution of the children in the fields of social service, innovation, bravery, sports, art and culture and scholastic. The award carries a medal, a certificate, a citation and a cash prize worth Rs 1lakh.
BAL SHAKTI PURSKAR 2020.
The prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020 was conferred to 49 children under various categories by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on January 22, 2020.
Ishan Sharma who saved a Russian female tourist from Two robbers and Omkar Singh who holds the world record for the youngest theoretical author were given the Bal Shakti Puraskar 2020.
The 12-year-old Darsh Malani, who has performed over 50 magic shows worldwide and 11-year-old Manoj Kumar Lohar has been awarded for his mastery in “tabla vadan”.
Gauri Mishra, who has the “Youngest pianist of India” record in her name and Korok Biswas, an exceptional dancer despite being diagnosed with down syndrome and 50 per cent intellectual disability are also among the awardees in the Art and Culture category.
A 10-year-old Lalkansung who saved the lives of three girls from drowning in a large fish pond in Manipur and Pema who saved lives of two girls when the boundary wall of her school collapsed due to rainfall and landslide, were also among those awarded in the Bravery category.
The 15-year-old Saumyadeep Jana without a concern for his own safety had ensured the safety of his mother and sister during a terrorist attack in Jammu. He was in a coma for six months after being hit by multiple bullets and is still undergoing treatment.