PM interacts with Bal Puraskar awardees, children seek guidance

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday 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.

The PM discussed their achievements on a one-to-one basis, which was followed by interaction with the entire group. He also presented souvenirs to all the awardees.

The Prime Minister engaged in an open-hearted interaction in an informal setting where the children asked him various questions about the challenges they face and sought his guidance on a variety of topics, the statement said.

The Prime Minister 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. Discussing the issue of mental health and problems faced by children, he talked about tackling stigma around the issue and the important role of family in tackling such issues.

“Several other topics were also taken up by the Prime Minister 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 claimed.