Prez confers awards on Dangal’s Zaira, Super 30’s Anand Kumar
GST broke barriers between states: Prez
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday presented the National Child Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Children’s Day.
This year’s recipients included Super 30’s Anand Kumar and actress Zaira Wasim of Dangal and Secret Superstar fame. At the ceremony Dr Virendra Kumar, minister of state for women and child development, was also present. Inaugurating
the 37th India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan on Tuesday, President Ram Nath Kovind said introduction of GST was a milestone and had reduced barriers between states, creating a more formal economy. “The world has acknowledged the changed business environment in India and the strides made in ease of doing business,” Kovind said, adding that the country was recognised as a bright spot in the global economy and the world had acknowledged the change in its business environment. This year the National Child Award was given to16 children out of which one was presented with gold medal and 15 were given silver medal.
The National Award for Child Welfare was conferred on three individuals and five institutions. The Rajiv Gand- hi Manav Seva Award for outstanding contribution towards service of children was conferred on three individuals. Speaking on the occasion, the President said, “By awarding kids, we recognise and encourage their talent and potential for nation building.”
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