PMRBP: PM lauds J&K’s Hanaya Nisar

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/25/2023 2:04:03 AM Front Page

Jammu: Asserting that the government is committed for popularising sports, Prime Minister Narenda Modi on Tuesday lauded Jammu and Kashmir’s Hanya Nisar for wining Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar for her Her outstanding performance in World SQAY Martial Arts.

Hanaya Nisar awarded in the sports category. She has been an SQAY martial arts player for the last seven years. She represented India in the 3rd World SQAY Martial Arts Championship at Chingju, South Korea (October, 2018) at the tender age of 12 years and bagged a gold medal.
SQAY is the ancient traditional martial art of Kashmir.
Earlier, PM interacted with winners of the 'Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar' and discussed issues such as tackling stigma around mental health and the problems faced by children.
Modi interacted with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees at his residence, 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, here.
He suggested the awardees to start by solving small problems, gradually build capacity, enhance capability and develop confidence to solve bigger problems as they go ahead in life, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
Discussing the issue of mental health and problems faced by children, the prime minister talked about tackling the stigma around the issue and the important role of family in tackling such matters.
Several other topics were also taken up by Prime Minister Modi during the interaction, including the benefits of playing Chess, taking up art and culture as a career, research and innovation, spirituality, among others, the statement said.
The prime minister also presented souvenirs to all the awardees and discussed their achievements on a one-to-one basis, which was followed by interaction with the entire group.
He engaged in an open-hearted interaction in an informal setting, the statement said.
The children asked him various questions about the challenges they face and sought his guidance on a variety of topics, it added.
The Government of India has been conferring the 'Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar' to children for their exceptional achievement in six categories namely innovation, social service, scholastic, sports, art and culture and bravery.
Each awardee is given a medal, a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh and a certificate.
This year, 11 children from across the country, under different categories of Bal Shakti Puraskar, have been selected for PMRBP.

In a series of tweets, the prime minister lauded some of the children for their bravery in specific situations.
“We are committed to popularising different sports and emphasising fitness. Hanaya Nisar is a Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardee who has represented India in various martial arts competitions. She has won various laurels. Proud of her accomplishments,” he tweeted
"Proud of Aadithya Suresh, who has shown remarkable resilience. He was diagnosed with a bone disorder but he is not one to have a low morale. He pursued singing and is now a talented singer. He has performed in over 500 programmes," he tweeted.
On Reddy, PM Modi said she is a prolific dancer, has been performing at various programmes and is very passionate about Indian culture.
"Delighted that she has been conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar," he said.
"My young friend Sambhab Mishra is a very creative youngster. He has numerous articles to his credit and is also the recipient of prestigious fellowships. I congratulate him on being conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar," he said in another tweet.
Hailing tabla artist Bhattacharjee, who has a record for playing the instrument for the longest duration, Modi said she has also been honoured at forums like the Cultural Olympiad of Performing Arts.
"I am proud of Rohan Ramchandra Bahir, who jumped into a river and saved a woman from drowning. He displayed great bravery and fearlessness. Congratulations to him on being conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar. Best wishes to him for his future endeavours," he added.

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