Nation hounours young achievers
New Delhi: The President Pranab Mukherjee gave away awards to children for their outstanding achievements on the occasion of Children’s day today. The Union 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 Revathi Nayka.M for her excellence in the field of sports. Revathi is a paralympic swimmer. The 9-year-old Dev Shah remained the youngest to be awarded for his excellence in the field of sports. Dev shah is an outstanding chess player.
The National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement gives 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.