A total of 11 children have been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2023 for their achievements in innovation (2), social service (1), sports (3), art and culture (4), and bravery (1). Let’s know who are these talented kids:
Adithya Suresh (Art & Culture) – Kerala
Music is a strong love for Adithya Suresh, who hails from Kollam in Kerala. This adolescent is determined to overcome his physical impairment in order to pursue his interests despite the fact that he was diagnosed with brittle bone disease shortly after birth. Aditya Suresh has gained widespread attention on social media with his music and has a decent fan following on social media.
Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi (Sports) – Andhra Pradesh
From the time she was five years old, Alana Meenakshi has been bringing honour to Visakhapatnam, the “City of Destiny.” Now, she will receive the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) 2023. The young artist will be presented with the honour by the Honourable President of India on January 23rd, 2023. Alana, an 11-year-old who represented India at the Online Asian Nations Cup Under-14 Girls Team Chess Championship 2022 in March, won the cup with her team. The youngest participant, she helped win the championship.
Shauryajit Khaire (Sports) – Gujarat
Suryajit Khaire from Gujarat is one of the eleven children to receive Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2023. At just ten years old in 2022, Shauryajit Khaire won a bronze medal in the Mallakhamb competition at the 36th National Games held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He did it with a maturity that belied his young age and became the youngest medalist at the event. The talented youngster has adopted his father’s goal of winning gold at the National Games as his own. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even went as far as to name him a “star” on Twitter for his extraordinary achievements in Ahmedabad.
Aditya Pratap Singh Chauhan (Innovation) – Chhattisgarh
17 years old Apdtya Partap Singh from Chhattisgarh has been selected as the winner of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2023. Project MICROPA is the brainchild of Mr. Aditya Pratap Singh Chauhan, and it’s a unique system for detecting, quantifying, and filtering microplastics from drinking water. Mr. Aditya was one of three state students selected for the first ISRO Young Scientist Programme YuViKa 2019 batch. He visited the Sriharikota launch base and met Dr. K Sivan during a 15-day residential event at U R Rao Satelite Centre (URSC) Bangalore.
Anoushka Jolly (Social Service) – Delhi
Anoushka Jolly, a 14-year girl from Delhi has been the recipient of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2023 in the innovation category. Anoushka Jolly is fighting classroom bullying in India. She built an anti-bullying app “Kavach,” a digital programme that helps educational institutions, parents, and students prevent bullying that can harm a child’s future.
Hanaya Nisar (Sports) – Jammu and Kashmir
Hanaya Nisar, a 16-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir has been selected in the sports category for Bal Puraskar 2023 award. She represented India and won the gold medal in the 3rd World SQAY Martial Arts Championship held at Chingju, South Korea at the age of 12 years.
M. Gauravi Reddy (Arts & Culture) – Telangana
Gauravi Reddy from Telangana is 17 years old. She is one of the winners of Bal Puraskar 2023 in the category of Art & Culture. She was the youngest to be nominated for International Dance Council 2016 & has performed the classical dance on various platforms.
Rishi Shiv Parsanna (Innovation) – Karnataka
8 years old Rishi Shiv Prasanna from Karnataka won the title of Bal Puraskar 2023. It has been established that Rishi has an IQ of 180, qualifying him for membership in the Mensa High IQ Society. He has written a book and is one of the youngest people to earn the Certified Android application developer designation. He is one among the 40 youth icons selected by Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Rohan Ramchandra Bahir (Bravery) – Maharashtra
Rohan Ramchandra Bahir, a 15-year-old boy from Maharashtra is selected in the bravery category of Bal Puraskar 2023. Rohan, then just 14 years old, rescued a woman from certain death in the river in Beed.
Sambhab Mishra (Art & Culture) – Odisha
16 years old Sambhab Mishra from Odisha has been the winner of Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2023 in Arts & Culture category. He has written many articles & books for renowned publications. He was bestowed with the prestigious ‘Fellowship Of The Royal Asiatic Society, London’ the youngest ever fellow in the history.
Shreya Bhattacharjee (Art & Culture) – Assam
Shreya Bhattacharyajee, a 12 year old girl from Assam is honored with Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2023 in the category of Arts & Culture. She is a skilled tabla artist and also holds the longest tabla playing record. She also received Gold Medal at 9th Cultural Olympiad of Performing Arts for tabla playing.
|NO.||NAME OF THE WINNER||AGE (Yrs)||CATEGORY||STATE|
|1.||Aadithya Suresh||16||Art & Culture (कला और संस्कृति)||Kerala|
|2.||M. Gauravi Reddy||17||Art & Culture (कला और संस्कृति)||Telangana|
|3.||Sambhab Mishra||16||Art & Culture (कला और संस्कृति)||Odisha|
|4.||Shreya Bhattacharjee||12||Art & Culture (कला और संस्कृति)||Assam|
|5.||Rohan Ramchandra Bahir||15||Bravery (बहादुरी)||Maharashtra|
|6.||Aditya Pratap Singh Chauhan||17||Innovation (नवाचार)||Chhattisgarh|
|7.||Rishi Shiv Parsanna||8||Innovation (नवाचार)||Karnataka|
|8.||Anoushka Jolly||14||Social Service (समाजसेवा)||Delhi|
|9.||Shauryajit Ranjitkumar Khaire||10||Sports (खेल)||Gujarat|
|10.||Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi||11||Sports (खेल)||Andhra Pradesh|
|11.||Hanaya Nisar||16||Sports (खेल)||Jammu and Kashmir|