Naveen congratulates Odisha lads for Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday congratulated two boys from Odisha for winning Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019.

Naisargik Lenka and Ayushman Tripathy of Odisha received the Bal Shakti Puraskar from President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.

Naisargik has been conferred the award for his excellence in the field of innovation while Ayushman received the award in the scholastic category.

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Naveen wrote, Congratulate lads from #Odisha – Ayushman Tripathy for his scholastic abilities & Naisargik Lenka for innovative solution for remediation of contaminated soil & water, upon being awarded #PradhanMantriRashtriyaBalPuraskar. Wishing them a bright future.”



A total of 26 children, two individuals and three institutions were conferred Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar– the revamped award scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

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