3 Talented Youngsters wins Flipkart 4th TiE-Aspire Young Achiever Awards, Lord Karan Billimoria

 | September 29,2012 03:27 pm IST

Celebrating the spirit of art, culture and sportsmanship, the New Delhi-NCR chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs and Aspire, today handed over the 4th TiE-Aspire Young Achiever Awards for three trailblazers. Indias largest e-commerce brand, Flipkart.

com, joined hands to support these achievers and presented E-Gift vouchers worth Rs 1 Lac each to the three awardees.


Aspire Human Capital Management, a Gurgaon-based company engaged in the field of employability in education, in association with The Indus Entrepreneurs and Flipkart honoured the achievements of Arunima Sinha, Trekker and National Level Football and Volleyball player; Utsav LalPianist; and Kishan Shrikanth Actor and Film Director.


The awards were presented to the young achievers by Lord Karan Billimoria, chairman of the UK-India Business Council, a member of the UK-India Roundtable, and of the Prime Minister of Indias Global Advisory Council. .


Arunima Sinha, 26,climbed 21,110 ft of Mt. Chhamser Kangri* with an amputated leg and is a national level Football and Volleyball player. She had to undergo amputation of her left lower limb after she was thrown off a running train in Bareilly for resisting a chain-snatching attempt. Her passion and undying will has become a source of inspiration for all people with disabilities.


Gurgaon -based Pianist Utsav Lal, 20, has earned the unique title of Raga Pianist by successfully creating pure sounds of Indian Ragas on the Piano and has won international acclaim and awards for his pioneering foray. He haspresented over 150 concerts of Indian music at worldwide venues and festivals since age 9.


The third prize winner Kishan Shrikanth, 16,is anActor, Film Director, Editor, Sound and Visual Effects Engineer. He has been recognized as one of top 15 genius children on the Oprah Winfrey show and holds the Guinness Record for being the Worlds Youngest feature film director, directing a feature film at age 9. Winner of prestigious awards including the National Golden Lotus Award, National Award for Exceptional Achievement, Kishan is currently pursuing Masters in multimedia and animation and doing research in the field of Holography and Optical illusion.


3 Talented Youngsters Inspire Entrepreneurs and win Rs 1 Lac each

  • Sports Womanandmountaineer with disabilities Arunima Sinha, 26
  • A prodigy Raga Pianist Utsav Lal, 20
  • Whiz-kid Actor and Film Director Kishan Shrikanth, 16


At TieCon Delhi three young achievers shared their experiences and success stories with Mr. Amit Bhatia, Founder & CEO, Aspire Human Capital Management who said, The 2012 winners are an amalgam of gift, conviction and courage. An inspiration to all, their dedication and determination is the key to success in any walk of life--including entrepreneurship. All of us at TiE take great pride in saluting these individuals who have fought all challenges to achieve their goals .


Sachin Bansal, CEO and Co-Founder, Flipkart added, Flipkart is delighted to honour such great young achievers. Their pioneering spirit resonates completely with what we treasure most at Flipkart. We are proud to be part of this initiative and hope to encourage more young Indians to follow their passion and make a difference.


The last 3 years TiE-Aspire achievers are:


Anu Vaidyanathan, Triathlete

Deeya S Bajaj, Cross country Skier and Kayaker

Sucheta Kadethankar, Trekker



Prashant Karmakar, Swimmer

Ashish Kumar, Gymnast

Deepika Kumari, Archer



Tania Sachdev, Chess Grandmaster

Athira Krishna, Prodigy Violinist,

Tathagat Avatar, Prodigy Academician