Bhubaneswar: Two Oriya boys have been selected for the prestigious National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement for 2006.
Soumyashanta Nayak of of DAV School, Chandrasekharpur, and Rajat Mishra of Ispat College, Rourkela, are among 11 young guns to get the award which includes a silver medal, Rs 10,000 in cash and a citation each at a special function in New Delhi on Children’s Day. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Choudhury will give away the awards.
An exceptionally bright student, Soumyasanta is a Class-XII science student in DAV School.
He is the recipient of Indian National Mathematics Olympiad gold medal for three consecutive years from 2003 and silver medal at the International Astronomy Olympiad in Beijing in 2005 and in Mumbai in 2006.
Soumyashanta has been selected for the International Astrophysics Olympiad to be held in Thailand in December, said a proud DAV Chandrasekharpur Principal KC Satpathy.
Rajat displayed his skills as a tabla player at an early age and entered the Guinness Book of World Records at the age of seven in 1999 when he was a Class-III student of Divine Life Academy.
As a Class VIII student, he made it to the Limca Book of Records in 2004 when he played tabla uninterruptedly for hours in Delhi.
Son of late Rajendra Prasad Mishra and Kanak Manjari Mishra, Rajat is pursuing Plus Two Science at Ispat College, Rourkela.