AWARDS & GRANTS

Social Awards

National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2017,

presented by the Honourable President of India, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on November 14, 2017.

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The Diana Legacy Award 2017,

Winner of The Diana Legacy Award 2017, presented by The Duke of Cambridge Prince William and Prince Harry at St. James Palace, London on 18th May 2017, for exemplary achievement of providing quality education to the underprivileged and for selflessly transforming the lives of others.

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Youth Excellence Award 2017,

presented by The Rotary Club of Bangalore Junction, for transforming the lives of thousands of needy children at schools through social initiatives.

The Young Achievers Award 2017,

for outstanding achievements as a social activist, presented by The Rotary Club District 3190, in the presence of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi. 

Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2016

Awarded a Gold Medal at the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2016 held at New Delhi, amongst 4000 nominations. I also received a Certificate of Excellence and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Awarded the Stature of ‘National Honoree’ and presented with a Certificate of Excellence by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, Washington D.C in 2016. I was also invited to share my experiences and ideas with the Senators on Capitol Hill and honoured at a gala event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

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Makkala Pratibha Puraskara Prashasthi

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of Karnataka awarded me the “Makkala Pratibha Puraskara Prashasthi” in 2016, in recognition of my social activities.

YONO SBI 20 Under Twenty Young Achievers award

Received “YONO SBI 20 Under Twenty Young Achievers award”. The award had over 1.7 lakh people voting for 60 nominations from which 20 winners were shortlisted.

RESEARCH AWARDS

Third Grand Award Winner at Intel ISEF 2019

As a Finalist from India I participated at the Intel-ISEF Fair at Phoenix, Arizona in May 2019 and won the Third Grand Award in the category of Biochemistry. I also earned an Honourable mention by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute of Health, USA. The competition had 1842 finalists from all over the world.

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Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2019

Received a research grant by the Government of India through the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2019. The award was presented to me by the Honourable Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in the presence of Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at a ceremony held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on July 2019.

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Grand Award Winner at the Initiative for Research & Innovation in STEM (IRIS) National Fair 2018

Held in December 2018 at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi – My paper was chosen from over 1500 entries as the best in the category of Biochemistry. As the Grand Award Winner, I was selected as a Finalist to represent India at the Intel-ISEF fair in 2019.

Gold Medal Winner at the National Indian Science and Engineering Fair (INSEF) 2019,

run by the Science Society of India, held in January 2019 at Shree K.G Dholakiya School, Rajkot. 

Gold Medal Winner at the Regional Indian Science and Engineering Fair (INSEF) 2018,

run by the Science Society of India, held in November 2018 at Vagdevi Vilas Institution, Bangalore.

Finalist at the Pradeep Thevannoor Innovation Awards (PPTIA) 2018

held in November 2018 at the SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Ernakulam, Kerala.

The Johns Hopkins University, USA

High Honors Certificate and an Award Pin from The Johns Hopkins University, USA, for being among the highest scoring participants in the 2016 International Talent Search.

I have an International Patent Pending No. PCT/IB2018/059810 on my study titled “A Simple, Non-invasive, Low Cost, Point of Care, Colorimetric Method, using Reactive Oxygen Species induced Lipid Peroxidative changes in Saliva, to assess the Risk of Oral Pre-cancerous Lesions and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Chronic Smokers”.

Entrepreneurial Awards

Outstanding Youth Economic Citizenship Award 2017

In May 2017, for my entrepreneurial skills, I was chosen as the Global Winner of the Outstanding Youth Economic Citizenship Award 2017 by the German G20 Presidency and Child and Youth Finance International at Berlin, Germany. The award was presented to me by Natascha Beinker, Deputy Head German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ). The award highlights the activities of children and youth to raise awareness of the importance of financial education for young people in school and community settings.