Do you remember your children’s day celebration in school? When it used to be all exciting as we got to dance freely, had fun while eating our favorite food, and nobody forced us to do boring homework? Childhood was undoubtedly the best phase of life. Today’s kids are quite an upgraded version of the millennials, as they intend to do multiple things in their childhood and they are excelling quite well in life.
Children’s Day is around the corner, and no matter the generation, it increases the excitement of every child as they expect special treatment, gifts, and some sort of celebration. Mad4India brings a list of five young prodigies who made the country proud with their exceptional talents at a very young age.
Top 5 Child Prodigies to appreciate on Children’s day
1. Tilak Mehta
Tilak Mehta is one of the youngest child prodigies in India. He is the founder and CEO of a tech company with an annual turnover of 100 crores. He started his business at just 13 years of age and developed an online platform that acts as a supporting hand for transferring essentials from one place to another. His startup is based in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Tilak Mehta’s “Paper and Parcel” is a delivery service for all kinds of necessary items, from pickup to doorstep hassle-free delivery. This Children’s Day, let’s appreciate this young mind’s brave efforts that solved the problems of many people in Gujarat and made their lives easy.
2. Remya Jose
They say necessity is the mother of invention but at a young age, were you worried about any necessity in life? No right! Remya Jose is another young child prodigy who developed something to make things easy in her own life which later turned into an evolution. When she was 14 years of age, her mother fell sick and she along with her sister had to take up all the household chores.
She hated washing clothes and was well aware that her family could not afford an electronic washing machine. She researched and invented a human-powered washing machine for herself that works without any power. It requires cycling to wash clothes efficiently without any electricity. Isn’t she a true idol to celebrate this children’s day?
3. Manya Harsha
Knowing these young child prodigies is getting interesting with each new talented mind. Another star here is Manya Harsha. She is a 13-year-old girl from Bengaluru, India, who recently received the 2023 International Young Hero Award from the government of India for her talented work. While everybody was enjoying the pandemic phase by playing different games and trying different dishes at home, Manya was busy in discovering ways to turn kitchen waste into something useful.
Today, she makes colorful papers from dry vegetable waste. You can write, draw, paint, fold, and create art on it. When you’re done, you can put it back in the soil as fertilizer. It’s a win-win!
4. Dommaraju Gukesh
Dommaraju Gukesh is one of the most famous child prodigies in India. Grandmaster Dommaraju Gukesh is a 17-year-old top-ranked chess player breaking all records in the country. He outshined Vishwanathan Anand, the most known face in the history of Indian chess. He is a dominant force today as he qualified for the third round of the Chess World Cup. His current world ranking is 11. Children’s Day 2023 calls for more such young talented minds to make India unbeatable at the international level.
5. Vivek Kondajji
Vivek Kondajji is a boy from Bengaluru, Karnataka, who was never a studious nerd. He liked creative art and crafts and was always fascinated by them. Refusing to make a career with a strong educational background, he decided to do what he loved the most. Vivek started carpentry as a hobby when he was 12 and initially, he used to make small things for household decor items.
But later in life, he took it as a profession and at 17 years of age, he started making interesting mathematical wooden machines and games to help kids with the calculations and algorithms. Vivek is a true inspiration that it is not required to be a bookworm to be successful in life, all you need is dedication.
This Children’s Day, instead of looking for a perfect way to celebrate, let’s find happiness in small things by appreciating our kids just the way they are. These young child prodigies made the nation proud in so many ways, so it is not necessary that children do what they like. Let them follow their hearts and trust the process, they will surely bloom like no one else.
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