Jiya Rai, PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Awardee, Felicitated by FOC-In-C West

Jiya Rai, a 13-year-old daughter of a Navy Sailor who was awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022 on January 24, met Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command, Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh and President NWWA (WR) at Headquarters Western Naval Command, Mumbai, Charu Singh. She was felicitated by the FOCINC with a Cash Award.

Jiya, a known case of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is an Open Water Para Swimmer and a world record holder in Open Water Swimming. She has been awarded the Bal Puraskar for swimming from Bandra-Worli Sea Link to Gateway of India in 8 hours and 40 minutes on 17 February 2021.




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