President Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Child Awards, on Monday, 14 November 2016, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Children’s Day in the presence of Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, and other dignitaries.
Master Aditya Mittal, 10 year old student of VIBGYOR High School, Malad, was honoured with the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement, 2016. Hon’ble President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee presented the award to him at the function held in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Aditya Mittal is a Chess Genius, who has won various accolades at National and International levels. Few events where he participated and won medals are Abu Dhabi Masters’ International Chess Tournament, World Youth Chess Championship, Asian Youth Chess Championship, ICS International Open Rating Tournament, National Chess Championship among others. Aditya has already earned over 100 medals, including Gold, Silver and Bronze through participating at numerous events in Chess. Apart from excelling in Chess, he is also a brilliant student, academically. He has won Rank 1 in the National Science Olympiad and Rank 4 in the International Maths Olympiad.
Aditya was one of 31 children across India and one of the 2 children from Maharashtra to win this achievement. He was awarded with a Silver medal, a cheque of Rs. 10000, Rs. 3000 book voucher and a certificate during the felicitation.
Speaking on the occasion, Kavita Sahay, Vice-Chairperson, VIBGYOR Group of Schools said, “Aditya is a very bright student with outstanding potential in chess. His talent has received a huge recognition today from the Hon’ble President of India, at a very young age. We are extremely proud of him and wish him great success for the future.”
VIBGYOR High has been nurturing students since last 13 years with our holistic education.
Commenting on his achievement, Aditya Mittal said, “I feel extremely honoured to receive this appreciation today. I am very thankful to my parents for motivating me and guiding me at every step. I am also thankful to my school and teachers for their immense support and encouragement provided to me.”
National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement is a government initiative to give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and who have achieved outstanding status in various fields including academics, arts, culture and sports etc. Children between the age group of 4 to 15 years showcasing immense talent, are evaluated on various parameters before being bestowed with the title.