A child prodigy is someone who displays remarkable talent or understanding beyond their age bracket. Also, someone who showcases a high degree of excellence in a specific field by roughly the age of 15, is known as a prodigy.
Many experts believe that prodigies are made as a result of the joint action 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 through which they can be exceptional. But, only the lucky ones get the opportunity to find their uniqueness and work upon it.
So, the Global Child Prodigy Awards are here to provide all the children with an opportunity to take their talent to bigger heights.
What is the Global Child Prodigy Awards?
It is an obvious fact that each child is exceptional and unique in their way. Also, 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 support, and events on talent development 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 also provides them the global exposure required to excel in their respective domains and become successful.
The Global Child Prodigy Awards is the first organization globally that recognizes the Top 100 Child Prodigies across the globe annually. It celebrates young talents from various verticals such as painting, modeling, writing, entrepreneurship, music, sports, etc. 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 GCP Awards ceremony, Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020, was concluded in New Delhi on January 3, 2020. It was held to recognize 100 children from forty-five different countries. Moreover, the acknowledgment was sprawled across thirty different categories, including Paleontology, Fitness, Martial Arts, Intelligence, Singing, Music, Enterprise, etc.
These children’s remarkable talent is a true expression of their passion, enthusiasm, vision, and ambition. The Global Child Prodigy sees the influx of these children. We also believe that they will achieve greater heights in the future.
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 Satyarthi Ji, Shri Achyut Samanth, MP-Lok Sabha, Shri T H Vinayakram, Grammy Awardee. Other than that, Sonal Mansingh, Padma Vibhushan Awardee & MP-Rajya Sabha, and Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman-AICTE, were also present.
The guest list further included several Padma Awardees, esteemed ministers, and members of parliament. Moreover, Dr.Kiran Bedi, Honorable Lt. Governor of Puducherry, was also present at the event.
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 their children but to be a guide to them. Parents should also adopt the ideology of 3R’s- Recognize, Respect, and Reward towards their children. These 3 R’s should be used 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, impede their freedom to question. Spoke today at the GCP Awards! #gcpawards pic.twitter.com/xB0vu1zPtl
The 24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Kiran Bedi, also tweeted,
She furthur tweeted,
Dr. Achyuta Samanta who is a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and also 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. The best way to appreciate such children is to show their skills to the world instead of keeping their reach to a particular region. When talented children get recognition, it makes them global influencers who can create an impact with their talent. The motive of the Global Child Prodigy Awards is to recognize such young talents, and also to provide them mentorship in their respective fields. Moreover, we aim to provide them with the stage & recognition they deserve.
When extraordinarily talented children are awarded at an appropriate age, it leads to changemakers’ creation. The GCP Awardees also get an honor to interact with various leaders and procure global exposure. Moreover, we provide these kids with the opportunities to be a part of other noteworthy international events as influencers.
List Of Guests At The GCP Awards 2020
Global Child Prodigy Awards – This unique initiative has been commended by many notable personalities across the international community. The list of these personalities is as follows:
- Mr Rodrigo Duterte (President of the Republic of the Philippines).
- General Bipin Rawat (Chief of The Army Staff)
- Shri V S Radhakrishnan (State Minister of Education, Sri Lanka).
- Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (Chief of the Air Staff)Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe (Chairman, AICTE)
- Admiral Sunil Lanba (Chief of the Naval Staff)
- Shri Pinarayi Vijayan (Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala)
- Capt. Amarinder Singh (Honourable Chief Minister of Punjab)
- Shri Sarbananda Sonowal (Honourable Chief Minister of Assam)
- Shri Lal Thanhawla (Honourable Chief Minister of Mizoram)
- Justice (Retd.) P. Sathasivam (Governor, Kerala)
- Shri Yogi Adityanath (Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh)
- Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki (Governor, Haryana)
- Shri D P Singh (Chairman, University Grants Commission)
- Dr Kaarthikeyan (Former Director, CBI)
- Shri. Vijay Rupani (Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat)
- Shri Amitabh Kant (CEO, NITI Aayog)
- Admiral D. K Joshi (Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and many more.
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