Assam's 16-year-old Tanuj Samaddar is all set to receive this year's Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar under the Art and Culture category. A total of 32 applicants from across the country were selected for the award.

Samaddar is a resident of Rangia and a student of Class 9 of S.E.R.S Public School. He was selected for his exceptional abilities in the field of art.

The children who receive the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar every year are selected for their outstanding abilities and accomplishments in the field of sports, culture, arts, bravery, scholastic, innovation and social service.