Vinisha Umashankar, is in grade 9 and hails from Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. She is a Social innovator, thinker and a Globalist. She was awarded the Children’s Climate Prize 2020 by Children’s Climate Foundation, Sweden, for her innovation, a Solar Ironing cart. Vinisha has 10 innovations so far. Five of them focus on the environment and the other five for the under-privileged of our society.
Vinisha was also the youngest recipient of the Dr Pradeep P Thevannoor Innovation Award for her innovation of a Smart Ceiling Fan. She has won many essay contests, quiz competitions, elocutions, drawing, singing, dancing and yoga competitions. Reading books is her favourite hobby. She likes to read the old classics, history, mystery, reference, science and technology books. She has won several elocutions, quiz, essay writing, drawing, singing, dancing and yoga competitions. She can play the electronic keyboard, ride a bicycle, do gymnastics and swim. She is learning to cook too. She loves nature, trees, animals, birds and butterflies. She advocates everyone to grow at least a tree. Her most favourite quote is “Don’t watch the clock, do what it does. Keep Going” of Sam Levenson.
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