Six-year-old Eiha Dixit’s pleasure knew no bounds when she obtained the Nationwide Award from President Ram Nath Kovind for her contribution in direction of atmosphere. She alone planted 500 saplings.

She is the youngest among the many all award recipients and belongs to Meerut. She planted the saplings in Meerut and surrounding areas impressed by her faculty academics and her father.

Like Eiha, 25 extra youngsters had been awarded with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday night. They achieved outstanding feats in numerous fields starting from sports activities to science and social welfare.

“For a father, that is the proudest second. I hope the mission that my daughter has undertaken provides a optimistic message to all,” Eiha’s father Kuldeep Dixit advised IANS.

The award was earlier often known as the Nationwide Youngster Award. It was beforehand organised by an NGO, the Indian Council for Youngster Welfare (ICCW). From this yr, the number of youngsters for the award has been introduced underneath the Girls and Youngster Improvement (WCD) Ministry.

The award ceremony was additionally attended by the Union WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi together with Secretary Rakesh Srivastava and different senior ministry officers.

Youngsters residing in Youngster Care Establishments (CCIs) of Delhi had been additionally part of the award perform.

This yr, the Nationwide Bravery Award was additionally merged with the Bal Shakti Puraskar which was given away to Kartik Goyal and Adrika Goyal of Madhya Pradesh who confirmed braveness throughout riots and curfew at Morena in April final yr and offered meals, water, medication and first assist to the passengers of a practice raided by rioters.

“We thought how we might have felt had we been in that scenario. So we gathered braveness and helped the passengers as a lot as doable,” stated 10-year-old Adrika.

One other recipient Arunima Sen, who’s a Class XII scholar in Bengaluru, stated the award is a minimum of residing a dream second.

“My board exams are close to however nothing might have introduced me extra happiness than this,” stated Sen who bagged the award for her contribution within the discipline of innovation and science.

Esow (18), who belongs to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, stated the Nationwide Award is an enormous enhance for his native place.

“There may be not a lot scope for teens like me to get correct coaching in sports activities. I hope by this award I would draw consideration to the necessity to encourage extra sports activities alternatives,” stated Esow. He was awarded for excellence within the discipline of sports activities.

The awardees had been chosen from 900 purposes obtained by a particular portal created for the aim, stated the ministry sources.

The winners had been chosen by a rigorous means of vital evaluation by a committee comprising specialists from diversified disciplines equivalent to sociology, psychology, arithmetic, science, artwork, music and sport.

Every award carries a medal, a money prize of Rs 1 lakh, ebook vouchers value Rs 10,000, a certificates and a quotation. Based on the WCD Ministry, these youngsters will take part within the Republic Day parade.

The ultimate listing was drawn up by the Nationwide Choice Committee, underneath the chairpersonship of the WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi.

The Bravery awards had been earlier organised by the ICCW. Nonetheless, following a petition within the Delhi Excessive Court docket in regards to the NGO misusing the federal government’s funds, the Centre dissociated itself from the NGO and revamped the scheme of Nationwide Awards for kids in 2018 to incorporate ‘bravery’ as a further element within the Pradhan Mantri Nationwide Youngsters Awards.

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