Dev receives National Child Award for chess from Prez

Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 13:02 IST | IANS

Teenage paralympic swimmer Kumari Revathi Nayka and chess player Dev Shah were among the recipients of the National Child Awards, which President Pranab Mukherjee conferred yesterday at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Children's Day

Dev Shah receives his award from President Pranab Mukherjee
Dev Shah receives his award from President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi: Teenage paralympic swimmer Kumari Revathi Nayka and chess player Dev Shah were among the recipients of the National Child Awards, which President Pranab Mukherjee conferred yesterday at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Children's Day.

The awards were given to 31 children, three individuals and five institutions in the categories of 'National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2016', 'National Award for Child Welfare (Institution) 2015', 'National Award for Child Welfare (Individual) 2015' and 'Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award 2016'. The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement was presented to 31 children in recognition of their exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements.

President Pranab Mukherjee (centre) with the National Child Award  winners in New Delhi yesterday. Pic/Rashtrapati Bhavan Twitter
President Pranab Mukherjee (centre) with the National Child Award winners in New Delhi yesterday. Pic/Rashtrapati Bhavan Twitter

The gold medal was given to Nayka, 16, for excellence in swimming. Dev Shah, 9, is the youngest to be awarded for excellence in chess. The other 29 received the awards for excelling in fields like academics, innovation, arts, sports and music.

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