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Achievements - Coscholastic


#WriteAngle Challenge

In Elakya’s own words:

I am Elakya Kannan from ‘8D”. In May 2023, I took part in the #WriteAngle Challenge organised by Bookleaf Publishing India.

I wrote 21 poems over 3 weeks and submitted them. There was no restriction on the length and themes of the poems. If the poems were submitted within the stipulated time, they were published as a book. Additional services were provided, like access to an illustration library, editing and proofreading, if needed.

This has been a good learning experience as it was not just creation of content (poems here) but the entire process of bringing it out as a book. It gave me an opportunity to learn the various stages in publishing a book - arranging the poems, adding illustrations, spacing of the text, pictures, page numbers even, as they all add to the overall aesthetics of a book. It also included designing of a cover page and back cover, by adding elements which reflect my thoughts expressed in these poems yet subtle and attractive to the readers. I understand and now appreciate the efforts required at every step of writing any book, more.

Elakya’s book “Songs of the Still” has been nominated for the highly prestigious Limited Edition 21st Century Emily Dickinson Award. This distinguished honour is a testament to her remarkable talent and the brilliance of her literary creation.

1M1B Activate Impact Summit - Divaa Uthkarsha, Grade 10

"I had an eventful trip as we were selected as the youth contingent representing India at the United Nations for the 1M1B Activate Impact Summit on the 30th of November, 2023.

We took part in the New York networking mixer as we connected with major stakeholders and had various mentoring and pitching sessions. There was a final round on Wall Street - AFS centre, where we had to pitch to the judges and the top 15 students out of 50 were selected to be panellists at the UN Summit.

I am glad to share that Project Surya and I were among the Top 15 winners in the finals and we received the perks of presenting a longer pitch at the summit. Since I was in the top 15, I had the opportunity to speak as a panellist on the Sustainability Panel and give a longer pitch and presentation at the UN.

The Activate Impact Summit was the biggest ever this year and it was held in the prestigious ECOSOC (economic and social council) Chamber. With important dignitaries among the audience, we presented personalities like Ms Ruchira Kamboj, the permanent representative from India to the UN and Mr Maher Nasser the UN communications officer. and Mr Wook Jin Chang, Chief NGO Branch-UN.

We were also given the internet favourite roll of honour for being the top 10 social media impactors.

Project Surya was one of the only projects among many in the Future Leader program that was selected to receive partial funding from the International WeServe Foundation. The partnership was officially established through a certificate at the UN.

As a passionate UNSDG advocate, to pitch Project Surya on this global platform was a humbling honour.

The entire event was streamed live on YouTube and can be found on the UN Web TV. The next day, we were invited to India's Permanent Mission to the UN Office in New York, where we were personally invited to meet Ms Ruchira Kamboj, the permanent representative of India to the UN.

Madam Ruchira spoke to me personally and it was a moment of honour as she said really sweet words commending Project Surya and our UN pitch which impressed her.

It was a trip filled with learning and growth."

Music accolades – Rohan Kumar

Rohan Kumar, Grade 7 is an ardent practitioner of Carnatic music (vocal) since the age of 5. Here are some of his recent achievements in the field of Carnatic music:

  1. Centre for Cultural Resources and Training has implemented a Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme to provide facilities to outstanding children selected in the age group of 10-14 years for developing their talent in various cultural fields such as traditional forms of music, dance, drama, painting, sculpture, craft and creative writing /literary arts etc. Rohan Kumar has been awarded this prestigious scholarship for his passion towards Carnatic music (vocal) for the year 2022-23.
  2. He won the 2nd prize in Annual music competitions conducted by the prestigious Madras Music Academy in the Mysore Vasudevachar & Purandaradasa Devaranama Category.
  3. He won second prize in the Annual music competitions conducted by the prestigious Bangalore Gayana Samaja in 2 categories - Traditional Kritis and Devaranamas.
  4. Rohan has been selected by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan to give a concert as part of their Udayonmukhi 2023 program during this year’s Navarathri Festival.

G20 Students’ Summit

The first-of-its-kind two-day G20 School Students' Summit, was organized by Studomatrix in partnership with Y20 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on the 14th and 15th of August 2023.

The summit aimed to redefine global education, empowering the leaders of tomorrow through collaboration and skill development. Participants engaged with renowned scholars, networked with international delegations, and were mentored by industry leaders in educational policy-making. They participated in workshops and sessions focussed on hard skills, soft skills, organisational skills and discussions on educational reforms.

Divaa Uthkarsha, student of Grade 10, was one of the 70 delegates from all over India chosen to attend the conference after an intensive 3 rounds of screening and selection process. She was the youngest delegate and represented Karnataka with 4 other members. Along with panel discussions and workshops, she also had the opportunity to discuss Global Cooperation and India’s role with the two guest speakers Mr Pascal Rathle- Head of Y20 delegation from USA and Mr Ignacio- a world-famous climate activist and advocate from Argentina.

Bharatnatyam World Record

Sangamam Global Academy in association with the Department of Tourism, Government of Puducherry and Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (Puducherry Regional Center) organized a performance of Ananda Thandavam in Rock Beach, Puducherry on the 5th of May 2023. More than 2500 dancers from 6 countries danced continuously for 8 minutes and 54 seconds to enter the performance in the Guinness World Records.

In an attempt to recognize the 9th century traditional musical instrument Udukai at the global level, the dancers performed for 8 minutes continuously with the Udukai in hand, to set a world record. This event has been featured in the Unique Book of Records and Art Book of World Records.

Aishwarya A Mallya, 9C and Aaradhya A Mallya, 5D were a part of this performance for which they were awarded a certificate with the title ‘Nadana Kalaikkothai’.

The Diana Award

Divaa Uthkarsha of Grade 9 is a recipient of the Diana Award 2023, the most prestigious award given to youngsters aged between 9 and 25 for their social action or humanitarian work. In a virtual award ceremony on 30th June 2023, streamed on YouTube, the award recipients were addressed by HRH Prince of Wales, Duke of Sussex Prince Harry and the CEO of the Diana Awards, Ms Tesse Ojo, CBE.

Along with a citation, Divaa will be nominated for the international Legacy Award. She gets a chance to be a part of mixer and networking events to connect with other youth leaders and mentors that would help increase reach and move her project forward.

We wish Divaa a lot of success in the future!