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Indian-American Gitanjali Rao First-Ever TIME ‘Kid Of The Year’

BP World Bureau | Dec 04 2020 11:08:37 AM
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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.

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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.