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Rising Stars: Exclusive Interviews Of Young Achievers By Parentcircle

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“Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark." ― Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Success does not happen overnight. And there is no magic trick or instant formula to it. It is a culmination of countless hours of hard work, determination, effort, dedication and an undying passion to be the best. This is what champions are made of. And, with it, fame, recognition and adulation happen!

Young or old, the journey of success is the same. ParentCircle has had the wonderful opportunity to interview some of the young stars of India who have achieved the pinnacle of success early in life. Their achievements are across different fields such as music, cooking, education, sports, etc. This is but a testimony to their efforts and their parents’ dedication. Apart from the endless hours spent by these kids honing their skills and talent, yes, their parents played an important role too!

So, what did these kids do differently from others their own age? How did their parents raise and support them in their journey? to find out, take a look at the stories of these 12 young Indian achievers who prove that you can never be too small to make it big.

Few of the young achievers featured in this series are Shruthika Padhy, one of the winners of the Spell Bee competition in the US, Lydian Nadhaswaram, the boy genius who impressed all with his skills on the piano, Little Chef Kicha who runs a popular YouTube channel on cooking, the differently-abled Anushka Panda, who aced her studies overcoming all hurdles, the youngest Chess Grandmaster, the affable Praggnanandhaa, CBSE exam toppers of 2019, and others.

Flip through the pages of this ClipBook and join these young achievers in their inspiring journey to success. Also, share these motivational stories with your children and the world!

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1. Lydian Nadhaswaram

Playing the piano with speed is no child's play. Meet Lydian Nadhaswaram, a 13-year-old child, who can do just that! And when a great musician such as AR Rahman stops to take notice and says to the world that Lydian is one of India’s treasures, th...

2. Akshat Singh

Akshat Singh is known as the ‘Howrah Ka Rasgulla’ as he rose to prominence after his performance in a regional dance reality show, Dance Bangla Dance. With his gravity-defying moves on the dance floor, he proved to the world what he has always bel...

3. Shruthika Padhy

According to Britannica, the Merriam Webster Dictionary contains the spellings and definitions of around 700,000 words. Now, imagine someone knowing all of this, every page, every word mentioned, by heart. ParentCircle had the amazing opportunity ...

4. Little Chef Kicha

A regular kid, Kicha took to the limelight at a very young age. All of just eight years, he has been a guest on the popular Ellen DeGeneres Show where he showcased his skills at making puttu (steamed rice cakes layered with coconut). He also appea...

5. Anushka Panda

When you have the will to succeed and the nerves of steel to overcome any obstacle life throws at you, then nothing can stop you. And, that is exactly what Anushka Panda, class 10 CBSE Topper in the differently-abled section, believes in. With a s...

6. Sakshi Tripathi

After she made a splash at MasterChef Junior 2013, the girl from Lucknow, Sakshi Tripathi plans to don the chef’s hat once again. This time, she has her eyes on the MasterChef India title. Back then, on the MasterChef Junior show, Sakshi was among...

10. Karishma Arora

"I was literally jumping for joy!" — this is how Karishma Arora, one of CBSE Class 12 board exam toppers, jubilantly reacted on hearing the fabulous news from her school! It is not every other day that you hear of a quaint little city called Muzaf...

9. Bhavana Sivadas

Bhavana N Sivadas is one among the ‘lucky’ thirteen who topped the CBSE Class 10 exam. The young girl from Palghat Lions School, Palakkad, Kerala is on cloud 9 and extremely pleased with her performance! We catch up with the elated national topper...

12. Praggnanandhaa

When Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa became the world's second youngest Grandmaster, it was the culmination of a journey in chess that began when he was barely three years old. At only 12 years and 10 months, he has become India's youngest Grandmaster. ...

8. Samay Godika

According to a report by the World Health Organisation, around 100 to 150 million people around the world suffer from asthma. In India, an estimated 15-20 million battle with this chronic disease. So does Samay Godika, a student of National Public...

11. Prakhar Mittal

For Prakhar Mittal, class 10 CBSE topper, his results did not really come as a surprise. The reason was that he had been preparing for this examination from day one and had worked hard consistently. Having scored a near perfect score of 499 out of...

7. Simran Avinash Somalinga

Simran Avinash Somalinga, a national rank holder from Chennai, believes in taking life in her stride and giving it her best shot. The head girl of her school and a successful jazz dancer, Simran wants to excel in her academic and non-academic purs...

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