The 15-year-old Indian-American Gitanjali Rao has been named by TIME magazine as the first-ever ‘Kid of the Year.'
Regarded as a brilliant scientist and inventor, she is praised for her exemplary work using technology to tackle issues like contaminated drinking water, opioid addiction, and cyberbullying.
She was selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees and was interviewed by actress and activist Angelina Jolie for the TIME special.
Rao spoke about the necessity to tackle human rights issues which is also a major concern amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
She encouraged other kids by saying that if she can then anyone can feat major feats.