India began celebrating National Girl Child Day in 2018, every year since then, the day is observed on the 24th of January. The Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India was behind the initiative, it aims to expose to society the several inequalities girls face in the Indian Society. A national survey conducted showed that Kerala has bagged first place in the country in the avenue of educating the girl child. The survey point out that 99.5% of girl children in Kerala has been able to acquire higher secondary education.
On this National Girl Child Day we honor and revere these little girls from Kerala who have excelled in their fields of interest. They have made us proud with their skills, talent, hard work, passion and perseverance.
Prodigies All Across the State of Kerala
Sanjana Dipu is a 17 year old Indian Actress who shot to fame after her role as Mulla in Moothon. Her performance was exceptional and her transformation to a 14 year boy was beyond words according to many critics. She captured the heart of her audience and most people could not come to terms with how a young girl could pull off such a critical role. Sanjana’s entry into the acting world was a coincidence but it was hard work and determination that lead her to success.
Minnu Mani is a prodigy who hails from a village in Wayanad, Kerala. She is a budding cricketer and has already embarked on her journey to don the blue jersey of the India’s Women’s team. Minnu has played for the India A team in the Bangladesh tour. She has also played for the Women’s Asia Cup outing. The ambitious young lady began playing cricket when she was 13 years old. Minnu enjoys batting and her favorites are MS Dhoni and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock.
Shalaka began to express her skills and talent in the field of drawing when she was as small as 8 months. She fills a canvas within minutes with beautiful drawings of rapunzel, peppa pig and the like. Shalaka has held 5 solo exhibitions and has over 500 drawings to her name. The creative young girl draws all sort of pictures, from trees to cartoon characters.
Anavadya is a Kollam native who set an Asian record by completing over 4500 line drawings. She has conducted more than ten solo exhibitions with her drawings and caricatures. Anavadya does live caricature sessions most of which are done to raise funds for many good causes. She is a prodigy without doubt and is capable of completing caricatures within a short time period of 2-3 mins. Anavadya has won many awards and accolades, she was also lucky enough to have drawn instant caricatures of celebrities including famous singer Yesudas.
13 year old Sucheta has won at the ‘Global Child Prodigy Awards, 2020’ in the singing category. She can sing in 120 different languages. Sucheta is a Dubai-based Keralite, she has just released her second Album ‘Ya habibi’. The album was released by Mammooty along with actor Unni Mukundan. Sucheta is a talented and hard working child with lots in store for her.
These prodigies have proved themselves and made us proud by pursuing their passion. Kerala Insider lauds their achievements and wishes them be bestowed with ample opportunities to prove their worth.