Ameya Lagudu, an eighth standard student of Sri Sathya Said Vidhya Vihar, has been selected for the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Sakthi Puraskar 2021. She is the second student from, Sri Sathya Sai Vidhya Vihar to be presented with the prestigious award.
Last year, Akula Sai Samhitha of the same school was honored with the same award. Ameya is the only child selected for the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Sakthi Purskar 2021 from Andhra Pradesh for the year 2021.
The government has been awarding Bal Shakti Purskar on every Republic Day to the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements in innovation, sports, arts and culture, social services, scholastic field, and brave. Ameya won this award under the category of art and culture.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had virtually interacted with the awardees on Monday through video-conferencing in which Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani was also present. Miss Ameya Lagudu has been learning classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam since the age of four. Ameya performed more than 100 programs on various national and international platforms. She is L Kamala’s daughter, a teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya, and Sri Murthulu, an engineering consultant.
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