Assam boy Abhisekh Saharia received the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement from President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Chidren’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Saharia, a Class XI student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khanapara in Guwahati was awarded with the Inspire Award Certificate for innovation in Science Pursuit by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development for his innovative project of designing and preparing an infrared blind aid kit, an official release said in Guwahati on Tuesday. Saharia received a silver medal, a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a book voucher worth Rs 3000 for his exceptional achievement in the field of innovation.
The President gave away the awards to children for their outstanding achievements and to individuals and institutions for contributing to child development and child welfare. The National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement gives recognition to children with exceptional abilities in fields such as academics, culture, arts, sports, music etc, the release added.