TiE-Aspire announces Young Achiever awards

September 21st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a global body of entrepreneurs, and Aspire, a human capital management firm, Friday announced the fourth round of Young Achiever Awards for three trail-blazers.

The awardees are Arunima Sinha, 26, sportswoman and mountaineer with disabilities from Uttar Pradesh, pianist Utsav Lal, 20, from Delhi, and Kishan Shrikanth, 16, whiz-kid actor and film director from Bangalore.

The awards will be presented during the two-day TiEcon annual flagship event here Sep 28, according to a TiE statement.

The first prize winner, Arunima Sinha climbed the 21,110 feet high Mt. Chhamser Kangri with an amputated leg. She is a national-level football and volleyball player. She had to undergo amputation of her left leg after she was thrown off a running train in Bareilly for resisting a chain-snatching attempt.

Pianist Utsav Lal earned the unique title of “Raga Pianist” by successfully creating the pure sounds of Indian Ragas on the Piano and won international acclaim and awards for his foray. He has presented over 150 concerts of Indian Music at worldwide venues and festivals since he was nine.

The third winner Shrikanth is an actor, director, editor and sound and visual effects engineer. He has been recognized as one of top 15 genius children on Oprah Winfrey show and holds the Guinness World Record for being the World’s youngest director for a feature film when he was nine.

The winner of prestigious awards including the National Golden Lotus Award and the National Award for Exceptional Achievement, Shrikanth is currently pursuing a master’s in multimedia and animation, and researching in holography and optical illusion.

The three young achievers will their share experiences and success stories with Amit Bhatia, founder and chief executive of Aspire Human Capital Management Sep 28. Aspire is a Gurgaon-based company engaged in the field of employability in education.

Introducing the TiE-Aspire winners, Bhatia said: “The 2012 winners are an amalgam of gift, conviction and courage. An inspiration to all, their dedication and determination is the key to success in any walk of ife - including entrepreneurship.”

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), founded, in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives and senior professionals, currently has over 13,000 members and more than 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 15 countries.

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