Assam lad Saiyam Mazumdar, hailing from Kamrup Metropolitan district, has made the state proud by winning the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Award for the year 2024.
The young and inspiring Saiyam has been bestowed with this laurel due to his remarkable contribution to social service, particularly in the field of wildlife conservation.
His commitment towards rescuing stray dogs has made a significant impact on his local community and has also earned him national recognition, that too at the age of just 15 years.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to his X handle to extend his heartiest wishes on achieving this accolade. The young wildlife conservationist has shown exemplary bravery in rescuing animals and displayed tremendous inspiration for the youth, the CM wrote.
Saiyam’s award emphasizes the significance of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, which happens to be India’s highest civilian honor for children under the age of 18.
The award acknowledges exceptional achievements in various categories including innovation, scholastic achievements, social service, arts and culture, bravery and sports. It includes a medal, a cash prize, and a certificate and also provides opportunities such as participating in the Republic Day parade and eligibility for certain educational reservations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Saiyam and other awardees on the 23rd of January 2024, thereby recognizing their tremendous talents and contributions towards the society.
Saiyam’s inspiring journey will serve as an example for children across India to relentlessly pursue their passion and motivate them in creating a better world for the future.