Indian-American Gitanjali Rao named first Time's Kid Of The Year
New Delhi : Indian-American teenager Gitanjali Rao has been named the first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’ by TIME magazine for her “astonishing work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying”.
More than 5000 kids were nominated for the tag, but Gitanjali was chosen for her work. She is an inventor, author, and a STEM promoter. She has also previously featured in Forbes magazine’s ‘30 Under 30’ list for her innovations.
“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,” TIME said.
In her interview with Angelina Jolie for Time Magazine, she talked about her astonishing work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying, and about her mission to create a global community of young innovators to solve problems the world over.
If I can do it, she said in the interview, anybody can do it.
I think more than anything right now, we just need to find that one thing we’re passionate about and solve it. Even if it’s something as small as, I want to find an easy way to pick up litter. Everything makes a difference. Don’t feel pressured to come up with something big, she said.
(With inputs from PTI)