Last date for the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar extended to 31st October, 2022.
- The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement was instituted in 1996 to give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, social service, arts & culture and sports.
- A medal and a cash prize are given to each awardee.
- From the year 2018, the award has been renamed as the Bal Shakti Puraskar and achievements of children in the field of bravery are also acknowledged.
- It is administered by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
Source : All India Radio