The A & N Administration takes pride and is delighted at the selection of Master Esow Alben, talented cyclist from the Islands, for the Bal Shakti Puraskar-2018 (erstwhile National Child Award) which is given by the Government every year in recognition of exceptional achievements of children. This is a first in the history of these Islands that the talent and potential of one of our children has been recognized at such a prestigious stage.
The recognition of hard work and determination of this talented sportsperson will certainly be a source of inspiration for other fellow Islanders and their wards. And I am confident that the passion of the sportsperson from the Islands will continue to bring name, fame and glory to the country. I would also reiterate our commitment to provide adequate opportunity and support for the holistic growth and development of all our children.
(Admiral D K Joshi)
PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands & Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency.