Guwahati: Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar was conferred to a young tabla artist from Assam.
The young artist has been identified as Shreya Bhattacharjee. She received the honour during a ceremony in New Delhi.
Sharing a photo of Shreya interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Twitter, he wrote, “Shreya Bhattacharjee, a Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardee, is a table artist who has a record for playing the Tabla for the longest duration. She has also been honoured at forums like the Cultural Olympiad of Performing Arts. Had a very good interaction with her.”
It should be noted that youngsters who achieve very well receive the PMRBP award from the Indian government.
The awards are given to the kids in the age range of 5 to 18 for their excellence. Each awardee of the award receives a medal and a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh and a certificate.
This year, the Puraskar was conferred upon 11 children from across the country in the following field:
• Art and Culture- 4
• Bravery- 1
• Innovation- 2
• Social Service- 1
• Sports- 3