Prez con­fers awards on Dan­gal’s Zaira, Su­per 30’s Anand Ku­mar

GST broke bar­ri­ers be­tween states: Prez

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION -

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.”

STORY JUGGI BHASIN

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