24 January 2022
12- year old Tarushi Gaur has been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakti Award for excelling in taekwondo. She happens to be the only girl from the city who has got this award, which was given away in a virtual telecast of the Prime Minister of India here today, which was also telecast live on Doordarshan.
Tarushi is undergoing her training at Emerald Martial Arts in Panchkula since the age of 3 years under her coach Master Shiv Raj Gharti who is a 5th Dan Black Belt from Korea.
Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani and Minister of State Munjpara Mahendrabhai was also be present on the occasion. Tarushi was given a medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh and a certificate.
“These awards are conferred by the President in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Prime Minister also interacts with these awardees every year. The awardees of PMRBP also take part in the Republic Day parade every year. However, in view of Covid-19 situation in the country, it has not been possible to organise the award ceremony at New Delhi this year. The children along with their parents and concerned District Magistrates of their respective districts joined the event from their district Headquarters.
Tarushi Gaur is the only awardee who is awarded with this prestigious award from tricity so far. Also she is the first and the only person to get this award for taekwondo.