Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

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    • Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted and conferred digital certificates to Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees for 2021-22.
    • Digital certificates conferred on PMRBP awardees for the years 2022 and 2021 using Blockchain Technology
      • This technology is being used for the first time for giving certificates to awardees.
      • Blockchain technology is a new data structure that is secure, cryptography-based, and distributed across a network. The technology supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and the transfer of any data or digital asset.

    About the Awards

    • It is given as recognition to children residing in India, above the age of 5 years and not exceeding 18 years (as on 31st August of respective year) with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in 6 fields of Innovation, Scholastic achievements, Sports, Arts & Culture, Social Service and Bravery, which deserve recognition. 
    • Each awardee is given a medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- and a certificate.
    • These awards are conferred by Hon’ble President in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan. 
      • The Prime Minister also interacts with these awardees every year.
    •  The awardees of PMRBP also take part in the Republic Day parade every year. 
      • This year, 29 children from across the country, under different categories of Bal Shakti Puraskar, have been selected for PMRBP-2022. 

    Source:PIB