Guwahati, Jan 25: Five-year-old Dhritishman Chakraborty from Nazira in Assam's Sivasagar district was awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for holding the record of India's 'youngest multilingual singer'.
Dhritishman who had a penchant for singing since a tender age can sing in 5 languages- Assamese, Sanskrit, Bengali, Hindi and English. He was adjudged as the "Youngest multilingual Singer" under the India Book of Records in 2021.
As per reports, he has recorded more than 70 songs in various languages. He also had a good presence on social media and a lot of his videos went viral.
Dhritishman was one of 29 children from across the country who received the award this year for their outstanding achievements.
It needs to be mentioned here that the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is awarded to children aged between 5 and 18 years of age. The award is conferred in recognition for special qualities and excellent achievement in six categories: Innovation, sports, academic achievements, arts and culture, social service, and bravery.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday also interacted with the PMRBP awardees via video conferencing and awarded digital certificates to winners using blockchain technology.