Time’s ‘Kid of the Year’ Gitanjali Rao

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Indian-American young scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao (15) has been named by the Time Magazine as its first ever ‘kid of the Year’, reports Business Standard.

This young talent has earned this honor through her astonishing work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyber-bullying.

Acknowledging young Rao’s contribution to the world, Time Magazine said in a statement, ‘the world belongs to those who shape it. And however uncertain that world may feel at a given moment, the reassuring reality seems to be that each new generation produces more of what these kids have already achieved: positive impact, in all sizes.’

Rao, who lives in Colorado, USA, is selected from a pool of more than 5,000 nominees as TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year.

She got interviewed by prominent Hollywood actor and activist Angelina Jolie for the TIME special.

During a virtual talk with the actor, Gitanjali Rao mentioned 5 things—Observe, Brainstorm, Research, Build and Communicate— for her success story with technology.

In the interview the young talent also talked about her mission to create a global community of young innovators to solve problems existing all over the world.


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