Swayam Vilas Patil

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Swayam Vilas Patil

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022

India Book of Records congratulates our esteemed record holder Swayam Vilas Patil for receiving the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022 for his aptitude in sports.

Swayam Vilas Patil is a 12 year old from Nashik, who achieved the herculean feat of being the youngest boy with Down’s syndrome to complete an open water swimming feat by covering a distance of 14 kilometer from Elephant Caves to Gateway of India in four hours and nine minutes.

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, formally known as ‘National Child Award’, is awarded by the Government of India, to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments. It is India’s Highest Civilian Honour bestowed upon exceptional achievers below the age of 18 and carries a cash reward of INR.1,00,000/-.

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) for the year 2022 has been conferred to 29 children. These winners include 15 Boys and 14 Girls, belonging to 21 States and UTs.