CBSE invited the students who have excelled in academics, sports and science to Delhi to give an opportunity experience the rich cultural heritage of India by organizing a three-day event involving a heritage walk, preparation of an e-book (Hamari Dharohar and Hamara Sapana) and to participate in the speech of the Prime Minister at Red Fort and Independence Day celebrations.
Students along with their parents were invited which included 0.1% students from every subject with declared parental income less than Rs 50,000 per annum (877 students), top students who were part of 24 teams of science exhibition in 2013 (48 students), students who excelled in CBSE sports competitions in 2013 (149 students).
The awardees were from 20 states across the country belonging to various disciplines like, athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, carrom, football, handball, hockey, judo, kho-kho, rope skipping, skating, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, yoga and aerobics. Each student was given a message personally signed by the Prime Minister of India.
In all 1,074 students were invited. Since most of them have joined different under-graduate courses at different universities/ institutes, the Board received confirmation from 515 students — 404 from academics, 95 from sports, 16 from science exhibition.
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