The President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil today gave away National Bal Shree Honour – 2007 to 50 children. Shri Arjun Singh, Human Resource Development Minister presided over the function. These children have been selected in four different streams from different States of India for this prestigious Bal Shree Honour.
On this occasion Smt. Patil said that Creativity is often inherent in each child but remains dormant, until given opportunity and space for growth. It is the duty of the parents and teachers to channelise the energy of children towards activities that are useful, artistic and challenging.
Presiding over the function, Shri Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resources Ministry said that Educational interventions must be sensitive to the special needs of girls- Particularly adolescent girls to deal with their problems, insecurities and doubts in a friendly environment.
Three children among the Bal Shree Awardees are children of special needs - Miss Gore Bhatla, 15+ of Bal Bhavan Kanpur, Miss Shruti Bhatla, 15+ from Bal Bhavan Kanpur and Mstr. Mstr. Rizwan Azimuddin Shaikh, 13+ of Bal Bhavan Society, Vadodara. All three of them have been selected for Bal Shree Honour in Creative Art Stream. Besides them Mstr. Yashawant Kumar Vaishnav, 14+ of Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Miss Krishna Bindu Vijay, 15+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Kollam, Miss Ipshita Sinha,15+ of Jawahar Shishu Bhavan, Kolkata, Miss Arya Krishnan, 15+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, Mstr. Dhruv Souran, 15+ of Bal Bhavan, Jaipur, Mstr. Sabari Shriram Thiagrajan, 14+ of National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi, Miss Urvi Manocha, 9+ of Bal Bhavan, Chandigarh, Miss P.Srinithi, 13+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Pudukkottai, Miss D. Karthika Anagha, 15+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Hyderabad, Miss Amrutha P.Nair, 11+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Hyderabad, Miss Megha Sharma, 15+ of National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi and Miss Sripathi Alekhya, 15+ of Bal Bhavan, Nellore have been selected for the Bal Shree Honour in Creative Performance Stream. Mstr. Subhajit Bagchi, 12+ of Jawahar Shishu Bhavan, Howrah, Mstr. Sumanta Dey, 15+ of Jawahar Shishu Bhavan, Kolkata, Mstr. Yudhajit Amit Datta, 14+ of Bal Bhavan Society, Vadodara, Mstr. Yogesh Baroliya, 13+ of National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi, Miss Indira Tiwari, 14+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Bhopal, Miss Anu Henry, 14+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Thrissur, Miss Tanya Paul, 15+ of National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi, Mstr. Madhav Sankar R. Warrier, 13+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, Miss Ayushee Tripathy, 13+ of Bal Bhavan Board, Daman, Miss Kanayaka Bhattacharya, 15+ of Jawahar Shishu Bhavan, Kolkata, Mstr. Rishikesh, 15+ of Bal Bhavan, Bangalore, Mstr. Shubham Verma, 13+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Bhopal, Mstr. V.J. Unnikrishnan, 14+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Kollam, Miss Shwetha Vishwakarma, 15+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Chennai, Mstr. Samved Sharma, 15+ of Raipur, Chhatisgarh, Miss Seles K. Babu, 15+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Thrissur and Miss Kunatharaju Mrudula, 14+ of V.C.S.P., Vishakhapatnam have been selected for the Bal Shree Honour in Creative Arts Stream. In Creative Scientific Innovations Stream Mstr. Aditya Vaibhav Joglekar, 10+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Mumbai, Mstr. Satyabrata Jena, 13+ of District Bal Bhavan, Cuttack, Mstr. Mehul Kumar, 14+ of Bal Bhavan, Jaipur, Mstr Ashmeet Singh, 14+ of National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi, Mstr. Upamanyu Moitra, 13+ of Jawahar Shishu Bhavan, Kolkata, Mstr. S. Hemanth, 13+ of Bal Bhavan, Nellore, Mstr. Kshitij Mukesh Gupta, 15+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Mumbai, Mstr. M.S.R. Harith Kumar, 13+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Hyderabad, Mstr. Prateek Saxena, 14+ of Bal Bhavan Vidyut Nagar, Miss Janaki Padmakumar 15+ of Sai Bal Bhavan, Aurangabad, Mstr. Shashank Sahu 14+ of Bal Bhavan, Kanpur, Mstr. D.N. Ramakrishnan, 15+ of Bal Bhavan Society, Vadodara, Mstr. Ashish Behra, 14+ of National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi and Mstr. Bhaskar Vats, 12+ of National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi have been selected for the Bal Shree Honour and in Creative Writing Stream Miss Minnu A.S., 14+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Thiruvanthapuram, Mstr. Advait Sanjay Sonar, 13+ of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Mumbai and Mstr. Deepak Dwivedi, 15+ of Raipur, Chhattisgarh have been selected for the Bal Shree Honour.
National Bal Bhavan is a creativity resource centre for children within the age group of 9 -16 years. National Bal Bhavan has affiliated State Bal Bhavans and Bal Bhavan Kendras across the country. Throughout the year Bal Bhavan organises numerous creative and innovative programmes at Local Level, National and sometimes even at International Level. National Bal Bhavan honour and nurture the creative children of India irrespective of their socio economic status through National Bal Shree Scheme. This scheme was put into effect in 1995 and since then 207 children have been identified and honoured for their creative excellence in their concerned fields. The rationale behind this scheme – ‘The Bal Shree Scheme’, is that creativity is a human potential that directly relates to self expression and self-development. The objectives of the scheme are: identifying, nurturing and honouring creative children, creating awareness about advocating creativity as a personality development trait amongst teachers, parents and the community, providing opportunities for research work on creativity, establishing close linkages between state and central Bal Bhavan and strengthening the Bal Bhavan movement. This scheme seeks to identify creative children within the age group of 9-16 years. in four identified areas of creativity i.e. Creative Performance, Creative Art, Creative Scientific Innovations and Creative Writing.