This year’s recipients included Super 30’s Anand Kumar and actress Zaira Wasim of Dangal and Secret Superstar fame. At the ceremony Dr Virendra Kumar, minister of state for women and child development, was also present.
This year the National Child Award was given to 16 children out of which one was presented with gold medal and 15 were given silver medal. The National Award for Child Welfare was conferred on three individuals and five institutions.
The Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award for outstanding contribution towards service of children was conferred on three individuals. Speaking on the occasion, the President said, “By awarding kids, we recognise and encourage their talent and potential for nation building.”