Odisha girl nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize 2019

Subhasmita Tripathy

Kendrapara, September 19, 2019: Subhasmita Tripathy, a village girl from Odisha, eastern India, has been nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize 2019.

The eighth grader of Upper Primary School in sea erosion-hit Pentha village is among 119 child leaders from across the globe nominated for the prize.

The 13-year-old Indian girl has been bestowed the honor for managing to bring 22 dropouts back to the school and provide support to continue their education with the help of villagers, school authorities and social organizations.

Thripathy’s noble work was supported by teachers. She first identified the 22 children who had dropped out of schools owing to various reasons and then convinced their parents to send them back to school, said headmaster of the school Biranchi Narayan Tripathy.

“We educated the children and their parents about the importance of education. Most of the dropouts were working in the fields with their parents and catching fish in the river and creeks near the village,” said Subhasmita.

The winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize receives a study and care grant and a worldwide platform to promote his/her ideals.

Source: newindianexpress.com

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