Meghna Unnikrishnan a Class V student of The Schram Academy School, Maduravoyal, Chennai, presented her painting Voice of Little Hearts to Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi. It was a memorable moment for all of us. Her painting will become the cover page for the book published by Propel Steps, which will tell stories of children from various strata of the society and the book will be published in 12 Indian languages and will be free for all kids. The book will address issues related to problems of children from poverty, child labour, harassment, parental pressure, psychological problems, child trafficking, slavery etc. Meghna has also won prizes in various painting competitions like: Clint Memorial International Painting Competition organized by Kerala Tourism Department, UNESCO painting competition on Gender Equality in Education at Bangkok, Thailand, Chennai Government Museum Children’s Day Contest and so on.
Inspiration Senior Secondary School, Kathgodam, in Uttarakhand aims at
imparting a complete and quality education for the students as not only
by the way of formidably high academic standards, but also by developing all faculties intellectual, physical and spiritual. And providing various platforms for students to exhibit their talents. As a student from class 10 Shiva Budhlakoti, won Silver medal in State level Taekwondo championship event organized by School Games Federation of India.
A Class 5 student from Noida makes India proud, by winning the biggest maths puzzle championship which was held in the US. KenKen is a grid-based numerical puzzle that uses basic math operations while challenging the logic and problem-solving skills of participants. It is recognised by NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, USA), an independent authority, as a powerful tool to build reasoning skills in kids.There were around 35,000 Indian students from 200 schools and 16 states participated in the elimination rounds. The championship was held for three categories – Delta for students of grade 3 to 5, Kappa for students of grade 6 to 9 and Sigma for grade 10 onwards.
Samarth Rao a 15-year-old boy from Honnavar in Uttara Kannada district, who has cerebral palsy, made the region proud by coming 3rd in an international chess championship held in Slovakia earlier this month. Being a class X student of Government High School in Honnavar, he represented India in the under-19 category. He achieved the feat at the world chess championship organized by the International Physically Disabled Chess Association from June 19 to 26. He scored a rating of 1,326 and stood third among 38 competitors from 13 countries, his parents said. Vinuta Bhat the boy's mother said she never lost hope. As she was very upset when Samarth used to sit at home while other boys of his age were playing outside. As I started teaching him chess as we found that Samarth had an interest towards the game. Samarth was fond of his grandfather, GR Bhat, and he began playing chess with him.
Bhavika Singh, a class I student of BGS National Public School got 1st rank in International Mathematics Olympiad and International English Olympiad, respectively. She had been awarded a gold medal and cash prize of Rs 5,000/-