Subhendu Kumar Sahu, a student of Class 8 in Ganjam district of Odisha will receive the prestigious National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement from President Pranab Mukherjee this Children’s Day.
The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement is awarded annually to 36 students in the age groups of four to 15 years for showing outstanding skills and abilities and achieving exceptional status in the fields of arts, culture, academics, sports, etc.
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Subhendu, a student of Somapur Project Upper Primary School in Hinjili, has been selected for his participation and success in many extra-curricular activities at state and national-level competitions, wherein he has won numerous awards. He won the first price at a state-level creative writing competition organised in Bhubaneswar last year and has also been a part of many drawing and debate competitions. Science interests the 14-year-old a lot, and in one of his science projects he has developed an innovative device that helps in sowing, tilling of soil, cutting, sprinkling pesticides, etc. His project is called Gift for Farmers and it was selected for a zonal-level science exhibition in Kolkata.
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The National Child Award is given in the form of one gold medal and 35 silver medals to students every year. Subhendu will receive a cash prize of Rs. 10,000, book vouchers worth Rs 3,000, a silver medal, a certificate and a citation.
Know more about the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement here.