Thursday, November 17, 2011

Akshitaa Wins National Child Award


Akshitaa Wins National Child Award

Akshitaa, a tiny-tot aged 4 year and 8 months, studying in KG-I in Carmel Sr Sec School has brought laurels to the Islands by winning National Child Award. Akshitaa's exceptional performance as an artist and as a blogger at such a young age, has earned her the ‘National Child Award’ for Exceptional Achievement, 2011.  The award  was presented by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Government of India on 14th November, 2011 on Children's Day at  Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
 It is noteworthy that  Government of India instituted the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement in 1996 to give recognition to children with exceptional abilities who have achieved outstanding status in fields such as academics, culture, arts, sports, music, etc. Children in the age group of 4-15 years are eligible for this award. This year Award was given to 27 Awardees from different states/UTs of India and Andaman-Nicobar Islands was represented by Akshitaa. Among 27 awardees Akshitaa was the youngest child. Minister Smt. Krishna Tirath was so impressed to see such a young girl as Awardee that she blessed her for her bright future. Akshitaa was not only the youngest child to get the award but she had also created history as this was the first time when any award for exceptional performance as a blogger was given by Govt. of India. The Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-, a silver medal and a Certificate.
 Akshita is a very small aged girl, but she has an inner self, lit with creativity which shall be seen in her drawings and imagination. Moreover, she is a very famous blogger too. Its unimaginable that in such a young age, she would be able to write about herself. In fact,  in her blog, whatever is reflected are original thoughts of Akshitaa and just expressed in words by her parents. In the beginning, when she started drawing, her parents did not take it seriously. But they became interested when they saw an appeal in her drawing. Her drawing is not only appreciated in India but also abroad. Her father K.K Yadav is Director of Postal Services in A&N islands and mother Mrs. Akanksha is a lecturer in College. Both of them are well known writers, poets & bloggers. Akshitaa’s blog can be accessed at – ‘Pakhi Ki Dunia’  ( Her blog is as sweet and exciting as her paintings. Its the thought process of a small kid who is curious to know everything. Though incredible, Akshitaa at such an age has proved that talent if nurtured properly can go beyond all rules and regulations.  It only needs the right way to express itself.

1 comment:

KK Yadav said...

Thanks for publishing the news of my daughter Akshitaa here..!!