We all know that India is a young country with over 40 % of its population ranging from 18 years to 35 years of age. India accommodates about 19 % of the world’s children are about one-third of India’s population are children under the age of 18 years. So it is visible that children are the future of India. Children should never be underestimated for their innate talent and potential. Many children in India have achieved greater heights with their hard work, inborn talent, and keenness.
There have been a lot of discussions when it comes to children achieving great things. Some may argue that their childhood doesn’t remain the same if they are meddling with life too early. For example, little Budhiya Singh who came into the spotlight for his marathon run soon faced disturbances due to certain events off the field. It is known through social media that he is preparing for the Olympics in 2024. Kids may have to undergo mental and emotional judgment in certain situations if there is a lack of guidance and support.
On the other hand, when kids choose their path with their passion and interest, they would succeed in most cases. It is much better for their future if they are not pushed or forced into something they do not like. Looking over the last decade, in this article, we have listed out kids who have excelled in various sectors like education, sports, business, etc, and made India proud.
1. Kautilya Pandit
Kautilya is also known as the Google boy and has an IQ of 150 is known for his astounding intelligence and grasping power. The genius boy has also been featured on KBC and won the Global Child Prodigy award in 2022. This inborn talented child is also referred to as the human-computer. The amazing kid also has vast general knowledge and information about current affairs.
2. Ramesh Praggnanandhaa
R Ramesh is the youngest International Chess Master. He has set a world record by becoming the youngest International Chess Master at just the age of 10. He is also the 5th youngest person to achieve The Grandmaster title in the world. Praggnanandhaa developed an interest in chess when he was 3 and a half years old. He has grown up watching his sister Vaishali who has enrolled in a chess Academy practicing at home. This got his attention and he insisted her sister teach the game. Praggnanandhaa has achieved various competitions at a very young age. Even the world’s best champion Viswanathan Anand has also started playing at a very young age of 6 years.
3. Lydian nageswaram
Lydian Nageswaram is the youngest boy to become the first Indian musician to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This boy has had an immense interest in music since he was a child and enrolled as a student in KM music conservatory founded by AR Rahman. He started playing the drums when he was two years of age and even learned piano on his own by just eight years of age. Nageswaram was the winner of the CBS Global Talent Show.
4. Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh is a wildlife photographer who won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 – Asia when he was only 10 years old. He has won this prestigious award for the photograph of owlets looking out of a waste pipe he has clicked. His love for photography began at the age of 5 when he first started clicking as a hobby along with his father. Later this interest multiplied over the years and he also won the title of wildlife photographer of the year in 2020.
5. Nihal Raj
Nehal Raj is a young chef from Kerala who is also known as Little Chef Kicha. He started his YouTube channel at a very young age and has been successful in achieving several views. The recipe that got him immense fame was his very own creation the Mickey Mouse mango ice cream. He was also invited to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. With great talent, The Little Chef also has a great heart too. He has donated some of his earnings to autistic children.
6. Master Truptraj Pandya
Master Truptraj Pandya won the Guinness World Record of being the youngest Table player in the world. Pandya started playing the game when he was only one and half years old and at the age of 2, he held his first live performance at Somaiya College in Mumbai. By the time he reached 3 years, he played live on all India radio and at age 4 for Doordarshan.
7. Licpriya Kangujam
Kangujam, a young climate change activist from Manipur was one of the youngest speakers at the United Nations Framework Convention in 2019 at just 8 years old. Her interest to speak out for climate began when she attended protests and meetings centered on climate change when she was 6 years old. She became popular when she protested outside the Parliament to gain the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on climate affairs.
8. Babar Ali
Babar Ali was born and raised in a village in Murshidabad, West Bengal. When he was 9 years of age Babar started giving tuition to 8 students after he was from school under a tree. Now Babar runs his own School Anand Shiksha Niketan teaching more than 300 students.
9. Gitanjali Rao
Gitanjali Rao is an Indian American kid who won the title ‘Kid of the Year’ and was featured on the cover of The Times magazine. Gitanjali Rao has been responsible for 6 innovations that are on social issues detecting harmful chemicals in water, checking the dosage intake of patients, cyberbullying, etc.
10. Aryan Gulati
Aryan Gulati has developed an AI application that can detect lung disorders and cold viruses with an accuracy of 90% in just 5 seconds and has been awarded the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Ideathon prize.
11. Souradeep Sarkar
An eighth years old Souradeep has created an app ‘Dyslexia’ with the help of coding to make studying easier for Dyslexia students.