Two boys from Odisha, Naisargik Lenka and Ayushman Tripathy received Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019 from the President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.
Naisargik Lenka of Odisha got the Bal Shakti Puraskar for his excellence in the field of innovation while Ayushman Tripathy received the award in scholastic category.
A total of 26 children, two individuals and three institutions were conferred Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar– the revamped award scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development today.
The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is being given in two categories from now on. Twenty six children were awarded in the category Bal Shakti Puraskar under various fields like Innovation, Social Service, Scholastic, Sports, Art & Culture and Bravery.