The Government of India has been awarding the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery. Thirty two children have been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021.
The awardee children are from 32 districts of 21 States/UTs. Seven awards have been given in the field of Art & Culture, nine awards have been given for Innovation and five for scholastic achievements. Seven children have won in Sports category, three children have been felicitated for Bravery and one child has been honoured for her efforts in the field of Social Service.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually interacted with the Awardees through Video-Conferencing.