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30 children get awards from President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee gave away the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, 2015.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 15, 2015 3:11:38 am
national awards, national child awards, children's day awards, pranab mukherjee, india news President Pranab Mukherjee, Union Women & Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi posing with receipients of National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievements for 2015 on the occasion of Children’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

Innovations, singing, acting, sports and a gamut of such talents in 30 children from across India got special recognition as President Pranab Mukherjee gave away the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, 2015, in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan Saturday.

The award winners are aged between nine and 16.

Aditya Makkar, 16, won for designing Rikshaw X — a cycle rickshaw with reverse gear — as well as technologies to check car theft and drunken driving.

Affan Siddiqui, 16, won for his innovative design of a retractable, low-rise bus steps for senior citizens. Ananya K G, 14, got the award designing an automatic mobile nebuliser that works on solar energy to help farmers.

Those awarded in sports were selected from fields as diverse as golf, fencing and archery. Others were recognised for their talents in the fields of music and acting.

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