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Cultural and Social Category Winners

NEL MARKOWSKA

DANCE SUPERSTAR

Nel, 7 years, is pure magic on the dance floor. She has been training in various styles of dance including Ballet, Street Dance, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Festival and also Musical Theatre. Her recent one includes Starpower Dance Competition where she won an Overal 11 and Under Category and Title of Premiere Mini Miss Starpower. Nel had an opportunity to feature as one of main children cast in new Peppa Pig Cinema Party movie that streaming in cinemas worldwide.

KARTHIK GOPINATH

BUDDING AUTHOR

Karthik Gopinath, a year 11 student at St Peter’s School in Huntingdon, has a diverse educational background. At 16 he has already made a mark with his book The Red Stone," published by Dr. Daniel Ziechner, the MP of Cambridge. A talented musician, Karthik has been learning music since the age of five, mastering the guitar in year 4 and exploring the violin for a year.

VIHAAN BENDRE

ENVIRONMENT CRUSADER

Meet Vihaan, the remarkable 6-year-old ECO-STEM prodigy, blending STEM wonders with recycled materials. With a passion for robotics, engineering, creativity, and environmental awareness. He champions sustainability through his creations by bringing life into ordinary recycling waste into extraordinary creations.

AANYA TADIKAMALLA

INSTRUMENT MAESTRO

Aanya Tadikamalla is a 13-year-old young talent, trained in Harmonium, Piano, violin, viola, and Indian classical Music. She is a student of Watford Grammar for Girls, London. She has performed at prestigious venues like the Nehru Centre, Harrow Arts Centre, The Bhavan, Mastercard Annual cultural event London and many more. Her passion for playing the instruments evokes a sense of creativity in her. Aanya tunes her instruments to match her musicality.

RAYYAN ARIFF

SINGING SENSATION

Rayyan Ariff, a promising young singer hailing from London, is currently a student in grade 10 at Beal High School. His musical journey began at the tender age of 8 under the tutelage of a renowned musicians, Rayyan is currently honing his skills in both Carnatic and Hindustani vocal lessons. Furthermore, he is diligently pursuing grades in Western keyboard at the Trinity School of Music.

ANUSHA MARCHARADDI

SUPER ORATOR

Anusha has been very passionate about public speaking since she was a child, and has won various inter-school speech competitions. She has multiple awards at various International Model United Nations conferences. She has recently won first place in the MEHTG Green Consumer Day Speech Competition and is an active member of the eco-committee of her school. She enjoys being on stage and is a trained classical dancer who has performed in shows across Scotland.

LAURYN ROSE TEIXEIRA

EMERGING WRITER

Lauryn is an 11-year-old kidpreneur and author of the book Lauryn That's me: the Journey of a Powerful African Girl, one of many books she has authored. A social activist and public speaker, she supports many community causes as well.