Who is a Child Prodigy?
A child prodigy is someone who displays extraordinary talent or understanding beyond their age bracket. And a prodigy is someone who, by roughly the age of 15, showcases a high degree of expertise in a specific field.
Many experts believe that prodigies are made as a result of the collaboration between a genetic legacy of a child and the environment in which the child grows. According to them, no one is born a prodigy. Each person has impressive skills and talent, but only the lucky ones get the opportunity to find their uniqueness and work upon it.
What is the Global Child Prodigy Awards?
Each child is exceptional and unique in their way and every one of them possesses innate talent. When they’re equipped with the right tools and adequate opportunities, they can do wonders with proper guidance. Parental encouragement, school’s support, programs, and events on talent development and recognition can assist in further nurturing a child’s skill and aptitude.
Statistically, it is observed that a mere 3% (6 out of 210) of Child Prodigies can take their talent to the next level. GCP Team supports them and provides them the global exposure required to excel in their respective domains and become successful.
The Global Child Prodigy Awards (GCP Awards) truly recognizes the Top 100 Child Prodigies across the globe annually from various verticals. This unique initiative also features these prodigies in the Global Child Prodigy Annual Book each year.
Oscar Awardee A R Rahman first tweeted about GCP Awards on children’s day.
Time for every kid to lead…
Global Child prodigy award book 2018 is going to launch soon https://t.co/cRZ9ldqHEB pic.twitter.com/aLTMi22wsz soon https://t.co/cRZ9ldqHEB pic.twitter.com/aLTMi22wsz — A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) November 14, 2017
Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020
The first global initiative to accord 100 children across forty-five countries Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020 was concluded in New Delhi on January 3, 2020. The acknowledgment was sprawled across thirty different categories, including Paleontology, Biking, Choreography, Fitness, Martial Arts, Intelligence, Singing, Music, Enterprise, etc.
These children’s remarkable talent is a true expression of their passion, enthusiasm, vision, and ambition. Global Child Prodigy sees the influx of these children.
According to India Today, “GCP Awards is the first platform of its kind to recognize child prodigies in different categories such as arts, music, dance, writing, modeling, acting, science, sports, etc. This initiative aims at giving young talents the global exposure that they deserve moreover GCP provides them with the right opportunities at the right time to ensure that they create a significant impact on society.”
Honored By The Presence of Great Personalities
Various eminent personalities were present to honor the ceremony such as Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthiji, Shri Achyut Samanth, MP-Lok Sabha, Shri T H Vinayakram, Grammy Awardee, Sonal Mansingh, Padma Vibhushan Awardee & MP-Rajya Sabha, and Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman-AICTE.
The guest list further included several Padma Awardees, esteemed ministers, and members of parliament, and Dr.Kiran Bedi, Honorable Lt. Governor of Puducherry.
Whilst addressing the gathering Shri Kailash Satyarthi said, “It is an honor to award these young prodigies today. I would want to extend my congratulations to the parents of these prodigies who have supported their children. I would request the parents to not be an instructor to your children but to be a guide to them. Parents should adopt the ideology of 3Rs- Recognize, Respect, and Reward towards their children instead of the 3Is – Imposition, Instruction, and Impeach.“
He further tweeted,
Recognize, Respect, and Reward the interest & talent of your children. Never Impose expectations & ambitions, Instruct on everything, and Impede their freedom to question. Spoke today at Global Child Prodigy Awards! #gcpawards pic.twitter.com/xB0vu1zPtl
Dr. Achyuta Samanta who is a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and the esteemed founder of KIIT & KISS(Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences) also tweeted,
Why Is Being Recognized Important For Child Prodigies?
If a child is exceptionally good at something, then it is essential to appreciate his/her talent. And the best way to appreciate such children is to show their skills to the world. When the children with extraordinary skills get recognition, it makes them global influencers who can inspire actual change with their talent and zeal. The motive of the Global Child Prodigy Awards is to recognize such young talents and to provide them with the stage they deserve.
When the extraordinarily talented children are awarded at an appropriate age, it leads to changemakers’ creation. GCP Awardees also receive the honor to interact with eminent leaders and procure global exposure They are also blessed with the opportunities to be a part of other noteworthy international events as influencers.
Global Child Prodigy Awards – This unique initiative has been commended by many notable personalities across the international community, which includes,
• Mr. Rodrigo Duterte (President of Republic of the Philippines)
• Shri V S Radhakrishnan (State Minister of Education, Sri Lanka)
• General Bipin Rawat (Chief of The Army Staff)
• Shri D P Singh (Chairman, University Grants Commission)
• Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe (Chairman, AICTE)
• Admiral Sunil Lanba (Chief of the Naval Staff)
• Shri Amitabh Kant (CEO, NITI Aayog)
• Shri Yogi Adityanath (Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh)
• Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (Chief of the Air Staff)
• Capt. Amarinder Singh (Honourable Chief Minister of Punjab)
• Shri. Vijay Rupani (Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat)
• Shri Pinarayi Vijayan (Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala)
• Shri Sarbananda Sonowal (Honourable Chief Minister of Assam)
• Shri Lal Thanhawla (Honourable Chief Minister of Mizoram)
• Justice (Retd.) P. Sathasivam (Governor, Kerala)
• Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki (Governor, Haryana)
• Dr. Kaarthikeyan (Former Director, CBI)
• Admiral D. K Joshi (Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and many more.
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