Who is a Child Prodigy?
A child prodigy is someone who displays extraordinary talent or understanding beyond their age bracket. A prodigy is someone who, by roughly the age of 15, showcases a high degree of expertise or a profound grasp of fundamentals in a specific field, usually only demonstrated by adults.
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 and become successful in their field. GCP Awards began with the aim to recognize such Child Prodigies, to support and encourage them, and provide them the global exposure required to excel in their respective domains.
Global Child Prodigy Awards (GCP Awards) is the world’s first and only child prodigy initiative that recognizes Top 100 Child Prodigies across the globe annually from various verticals.
This unique and one of a kind initiative also features these Top 100 child prodigies in the Global Child Prodigy Annual Book each year.
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, and sports. This initiative aims at giving young talents the global exposure that they deserve. And provide them with the right opportunities at the right time to ensure that they create a significant impact on society.”
Oscar Awardee A R Rahman first tweeted about GCP Awards on children’s day.
Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020
Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020, is the first global initiative to accord recognition to 100 children across forty-five countries throughout the world, was recently concluded at New Delhi on January 3rd, 2020. The acknowledgment was sprawled across thirty different categories included Paleontology, Biking, Choreography, Fitness, Martial Arts, Mathematicians, Science, Singing, Music, Enterprise, and countless others.
The award ceremony was honored by the presence of various eminent personalities like Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthiji, Shri Achyut Samanth, MP-Lok Sabha, Shri T H Vinayakaram, 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,
Recognise, 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,
When those children who are extraordinarily talented and reflect impressive skills are awarded recognition at an appropriate age and the right time in front of a global audience, it leads to the creation of changemakers and global influencers who can, with their talent and zeal inspire true change.
These Awardees also receive the honor to meet and interact with eminent leaders and procure global exposure. Furthermore, they are also blessed with the opportunities to be a part of other noteworthy international events as speakers or influencers.
Global Child Prodigy Awards – This one of a kind, the unique initiative has been applauded and 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 of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and many more.
The remarkable talent of these children is a true expression of their passion, enthusiastic vision, and ambition. Global Child Prodigy Awards that saw the influx of these children and influencers has been incredibly successful in paving a bright path of optimism for the future generations to come.
Log on to www.gcpawards.com for more information or to register or nominate any prodigy, you know.
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