Nepal,13th September, 2023
Ms. Tejaswini Satheesh 17 years old Social Activist from Karnatakahas been awarded the title of Glocal Teen Hero India 2023 amidst an Award Ceremonyat the premises of IIT Madras, Chennai, India organized by Glocal Pvt. Ltd today. It is the5thedition of the Glocal Teen Hero India, which isa platform to identify and honor outstanding teenagers whose creativity, commitment, experience, and strong leadership have helped them achieve success in life.
This award recognizes and honors the exceptional teen whose work is sustainable and who can think out of the box addressing the issues and creating an impact in society. Fostering a collaborative community among recipients and strengthening national recognition of today’s young leaders is a primary goal of the Glocal Teen Hero Award.With the aim to initiate Glocal Teen Hero in all over South Asia, Glocal has moved this opportunity to South Asian Teenagers for their encouragement and development.
Ms. Tejaswiniwas selected among the Top Six Finalists of the competition vizMr. Hridaan Sharma(15 years, Aspiring Entrepreneur, Delhi); Mr. Kalvin Richard(17 years, Social Activist,Karnataka); Ms. Kavya Kadia (17 years, Researcher, Gujarat); Mr. Pratyaksh Kwatra(16 years, Developer, Delhi);Ms. Siya Bhasin(16 years, Education Enthusiast, Uttar Pradesh).
Currently, Ms. Tejaswini is working on an edtech app called DiscoverEd, which focuses on nurturing social awareness and life skills in children through interactive e-learning modules, engaging games, and hands-on play kits. DiscoverEd promotes accessibility by allowing flexible learning schedules, catering to families with various constraints. Children can progress at their own pace, and parents can receive progress reports to actively participate in their child’s learning journey. The app collaborates with schools and organizations to integrate its content into formal education settings, enriching curriculum with social awareness and life skills education. She participated in a highly competitive HPAIR conference as a delegate for 2023, an achievement that has solidified her expertise.
She has been engaged with 17 neurofeedback companies like Sens Ai, Brainco, and Neuphony, who generously support her project on integrating neurofeedback training into the juvenile criminal rehabilitation process. Her expertise extends into the corporate social responsibility (CSR) sector, where she conducted workshops engaging 70,000 attendees during the Rise Summit. She is also the co-founder of V-The Volunteers and Vice President of Youth India.
She embarked on her first significant initiative, “Bridging Gaps.” In that critical juncture, she reached out to 7000 elderly citizens to impart mentorship in English and technological skills. She orchestrated over 50 events aimed at creating tangible change. The act of cleaning and beautifying pet shelters, planting more than 1,000 trees, and organizing blood donation drives witnessed participation. She also offered counsel to over 170 survivors of domestic violence and rape, along with assisting 341 teenagers who experienced bullying.
These teenagers were selected from a pool of 311 applications from across the nation, by respected jury panel through an intense selection round for the impacts they have created in society. The applicants had demonstrated their skills and expertise, and made an impact in their society, in areas like education, social activism, entrepreneurship, technology, research and innovation. This award recognizes and acknowledges the outstanding teen who has made a lasting contribution to society via innovative problem-solving. The Six Finalists were shortlisted for the final round of Glocal Teen Hero India based on their resume, the evidence, and an essay on their accomplishment. These teenagers went through an interview after which the winner was selected. They were also evaluated on their innovation and contributions in their respective working fields.
The finalists were individually interviewed by the panel of judges comprising ofDr. ElangoRangasamy, Social Worker at Trust for Village Self Governance; Mr. RaghunathanRengaswamy, Dean, Global Engagement, IIT Madras; H.E. Shankar Sharma, Ambassador of Nepal to India; Dr. S.K. Uma Maheswaran, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College andProf. Ujjwal K. Chowdhury, Secretary, Global Media Education Council and Ms. Tejaswiniwas officiallydeclared and awarded as Glocal Teen Hero India 2023 amidst the awarding ceremony at IIT Madras, Chennai. This year Glocal has partnered withEmbassy of Nepal, New Delhi, BP Koirala Foundation as our Strategic Partner; Seyal Foundationas ourFranchise Partners;Sri Sairam Group of Institutionas our Education Partner;IIT Madrasas our Knowledge Partner; Guvias our Partner;Fleckor,Nisarga Now, Mustafa Foundationas our Supporter.
You can find more information about Glocal Teen Hero India here: https://glocalteenhero.com/india/