National Girl Child Day: 5 Indian girl child prodigies that make us proud

first_imgNational Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on January 24 to encourage the opportunities for the girl child in the society, give them better living with respect to education, medical facilities, and care.The importance of this day lies in discrimination and exploitation that girls generally face in their life.Since years, the government has been making policies and schemes for upliftment of girl child like beti bachao, beti padhao.On the occasion of National Girl Child Day 2019, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted the information below!#NationalGirlChildDay :To ensure that the #BetiBachaoBetiPadao scheme becomes more fruitful, @HRDMinistry under #SamagraShiksha has expanded residential schools for the girl child #KGBV & its hostel facilities from the present 6-8 standard to 6-12 standard. Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) January 24, 2019However, there are some prominent girl child prodigies that we have seen in the past who have broken the stereotypes.Here is a list of some of these shining daughters of India:1) Ayesha Aziz – Youngest pilot in India Ayesha hails from Kashmir and currently holds two tags. She received the student pilot license at the age of 16. She is also the first female pilot from Kashmir. She flew a MIG-29 fighter jet at Russia’s Sokul airbase in January 2012, and also a Cessna 172R aircraft. Currently, she is a member of the Indian Women Pilots’ Association (IWPA) and pilots single-engine Cessna 152 and Cessna 172 aircraft.2) Malavath Poorna – Youngest female to climb Mount Everest At the age of 13 years and 11 months, Malavath Poora climbed the highest peak of Mount Everest and became the youngest girl to have reached the summit of Everest. Malavath was born in an agricultural family in Telangana with a meagre income, but she didn’t let it come in between her dreams. Malavath was one among the 150 children who were chosen for adventure sports by the Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society.advertisement3) Priyanshi Somani – Also known as the ‘human calculator’, Priyanshi is an award winner for mental calculation. She was the youngest to participate in the Mental Calculation World Cup 2010 and won the overall title. She was the only participant who has had 100 per cent accuracy in addition, multiplication, and square root in all five Mental Calculation World Cups. Her name is also in the Limca Book of World Records as well as the Guinness Book of World Records.4) Sushma Verma – Youngest postgraduate Daughter of a sanitation worker, Sushma Verma is a born genius. She completed her MSc Microbiology at the age of 15. She competed with students who were nine years elder to her and topped. In June 2007, she was recorded in Limca book of records for being the youngest matriculate in India. She even came first in the IQ test that was held in Japan where she outranked 35 other participants.5) P Sanjana P Sanjana is a 3-year-old Kindergarten student from Chennai who attempted Guinness world records in 2018 by shooting 1,111 arrows on a target eight metres away. She is young but doesn’t shy away from telling the world that she wants to win gold in the Olympics.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more