Ananya Rajaraman, class 10 student of Greenwood High International School was awarded the famed 100 Global Child Prodigy Award (GCPA) 2020 for her finesse in writing, reports Bangalore Mirror. The GCPA is an initiative to recognise, appreciate and support 100 child prodigies every year in different categories from around the world, and provide them with global exposure to excel in their respective fields.
Ananya was selected after a rigorous process of screening that took over a year and a half. The international jury picked 100 adroit children including the Bengaluru girl from over 15,000 nominees across 45 countries. Kiran Bedi, the retired IPS officer currently serving as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry presented the award at a gala event held on 3rd January 2020, at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, senior Parliamentarians, music stalwarts and many other dignitaries graced the grand function with their presence.
- Class 10 Bengaluru student, Ananya Rajaraman wins the Global Child Prodigy Award 2020
- She received the award for her extraordinary prowess in writing
- She has two published books in her name
- Her favourite genre to write in is a crime thriller
At the age when most kids speak in a broken language, two-year-old Ananya started composing and reciting stories. Astonishingly, by the age of five, she had composed a series of a whooping 175 short stories in the genre of fantasy.
The Prodigal Writer
At the age when most kids speak in a broken language, two-year-old Ananya started composing and reciting stories. Astonishingly, by the age of five, she had composed a series of a whooping 175 short stories in the genre of fantasy that had characters drawn from her imagination. Furthermore, at the age of seven, Rajaraman wrote her first adventure novelette and came out with a crime fiction novel at nine.
The genre of crime has always appeased the young author as she seeks solace in thrill and logic.
Her excellent teachers and academic coordinators who have encouraged and made her feel confident about her abilities inspire her. Added to this, she draws inspiration from the vast knowledgeable community of readers and friends. The Principal of the school, Mr. Aloysius D’Mello writes the foreword to her books on special requests by the girl. She has thus, evolved a lot as a writer owing to the amazing community she resides in.
The genre of crime has always appeased the young author as she seeks solace in thrill and logic. Her first book, Magnus Hooper (as the Criminal Sleeps), which she wrote at the tender age of 10 was published in 2016. The India Book of Records recognised her as the youngest crime-fiction author in India for the same. Furthermore, in 2018, she published another book in the series, A Magnus Hooper: A Contentious Inheritance. She aspires to be a theoretical physicist in the future.
The India Book of Records recognised her as the youngest crime-fiction author in India for the same.
AR Rahman and DR APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation support The 100 Global Child Prodigy award. It is a platform to recognise and appreciate the talents of young minds. It rewards children up to the age of 15 for excellence in categories such as Dancing, Music, Arts, Writing, Acting, Modelling, Science, Innovation, Sports, etc. Not only this, the awardees will be featured in 100 GCP Award Book 2020, which would be made available at top global libraries. The additional perks include visiting prominent institutes as speakers and influencers, thus leading to global outreach.
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