Arushi Bhatnagar, the Youngest Professional Artist in the world, was born on June 1, 2002 and has made the Guinness Book of World Records of ‘Youngest Professional Artists’. In 2003, on 11th May at the Kalidasa Akademi, she had her first solo exhibition. At the age of 1, she received her very 1st award trophy in a state level competition at Bhopal(M.P.) from Cabinate Minister Shri. Vikram Verma. She has already created over 3,000 paintings, made 15 solo exhibitions and received 23 honors and 9 awards including Gold Medal in national competition from child art club,Hyderabad, from State Minister Shri. Laxmikant Sharma. In 2005, she was the runner up and youngest in POGO Amazing Kids Award and the same year Arushi was invited as the chief guest to inaugurat New Art Gallery at EMERALD Heights School, Indore.
At the age 14, Sindhuja Rajaraman became the world’s youngest Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She became the head of an animation firm Seppan Organisation that was found by her father in October 2010. Her father, who is a cartoonist, inspired her to do animation and she finished her first project when she was in sixth standard. Sindhuja was called to be one of the fastest 2D and 3D animator by software lobby of NASSCOM at the Gaming and Animation Conclave 2010, Hyderabad.She is famous among her employees for her humble nature and creative decisions. One of her colleagues once said, “She possesses lot of technical skills which even I did not know…She is very creative and comes out with ideas within fraction of seconds during our routine meetings”.
Born in 2000, Marco Calasan from the Republic of Macedonia was recognized as the the world’s youngest computer administrator certified by the software giant Microsoft in the year 2008. According to his family, at the age of 2 he was able to read and write and simultaneously started learning computer. His parents are IT experts and run a computer school for children. His accomplishments showered him not only with several accolades but made him a hero in locality. Macedonian Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski gifted him with an IT lab with 15 computers to practice on. The media have frequently featured him as the “Mozart of Computers”. He wishes to create a new operational system for computers.Marko successfully cleared four Microsoft certificates: MCP, MCDST, MCSA, MCSE. he also became the youngest person ever to clear MCSA exam. At the time was just 6.
Ishita lives in a government colony in India. She conducts awareness campaigns and provides workshops for underprivileged youth from her locality and at a few government hospitals.She understands systemic societal and environmental problems and has started a project called C.R.A.F.T (Creating Awareness for Tomorrow) to spread awareness about the importance of a clean environment and better hygienic conditions. She is pained that Delhi, her home, has become one of the most polluted cities, experiencing water scarcity, air and water pollution, poor waste management, poor drainage systems, and inadequate sewage treatment facilities which pose a huge threat to its 18 million inhabitants. Ishita is innovative in how she presents information. She screens animation movies on sanitation, good hygiene, and resource preservation. She not only imparts this information but also engages youth in problem solving through discussions and creative activities like skits and poster making.
Deepika is a young scientist who is passionate about helping people gain access to clean water, and increasing global awareness of the water crisis. She believes that water, the most essential element for life, is becoming increasingly scarce. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 780 million people lack access to clean drinking water, and this problem is getting worse. Deepika became aware of the world water crisis when visiting rural India and witnessing the plight of people without access to clean water. UNICEF estimates three thousand children worldwide die every day from drinking unclean water. Deepika has developed a solar-powered water purification system which destroys harmful bacteria and degrades organics. She has been conducting research in water purification for three years, and in 2012 Deepika received the “America’s Top Young Scientist” award from Discovery Education and 3M. She has also applied for two patents on her invention and its uses. Deepika is particularly enthusiastic about collaboration, and she has written in the Huffington Post about how collaboration can further innovation.Currently, Deepika is educating others about the importance of waste water remediation. She has presented at schools around the USA and abroad, has attended conferences, was an invited guest at the 2013 White House Science Fair, and has given media interviews.In her words, “I hope to collaborate, share, and work with others who have similar interests and move towards the same goal of clean drinking water for all.”