YONO SBI 20under20 bats for India’s youngest differently-abled heroes

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Believe it or not, a child can do so much more than what we expect them to do. For instance, let’s talk about India’s Ace Sprinter Hima Das. She made news by winning gold at the 2018 Asian Games in the 400-meter race. She was just 18 when she made the country proud. Similar to her, there are many achievers in the country who deserve to be awarded for their unabated contribution to society.But thanks to YONO SBI 20under20 awards, India’s best under 20 achievers have earned the nomination.

Instituted to celebrate the successful completion of a year of YONO, SBI’s new-age digital bank, the YONO SBI 20under20 award celebrates young achievers.

Meet the first nominee from East India, Hima Das. As mentioned earlier, the ‘Dhing Express’ from Assam scripted history by becoming the first Indian track athlete to win a gold medal at the world level, at the age of 18. She also clinched the top spot in the women’s 400m final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland in July 2018. Her humble background, as the youngest among 6 siblings, who ran on a muddy football field without shoes, with no training and no equipment, is now known in every household across the country.

Second nominee from the East is West Bengal’s Tuhin Dey suffers from cerebral palsy and can barely stand on his feet. But he writes with his mouth. Tuhin holds a pen in his mouth to write and uses his lips to use mobile and laptop with precision, accuracy and firmness matching to any ordinary boy. The speed at which he uses his lips for typing messages on a cell phone can give avid mobile user for a run. Fond of computer programming, he has self-learned C++, Advanced Java etc.

Nominee number 3 from East India is Antara Nandy. She has been picked in the category social media influencer female. Nandy is just 18-year-old & has a huge following on social media. She has over 2 lakh followers on Facebook, over 90 thousand followers on Instagram and 70 thousand subscribers on YouTube. Nandy has earned her mettle as a playback singer from Assam. These nominees have been curated by knowledge partners, KPMG. The YONO SBI 20under20 award has been co-curated by The Network, India’s leading influencer engagement and content agency.

Source: Times of India

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