Kendrapara, September 17 (LocalWire): Subhasmita Tripathy, a 13-year-old, class eighth student from a remote seaside village in Kendrapara district has been nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize, instituted by global child rights’ organisation Save the Children.
She is one of the 119 child leaders across the globe nominated for the prize.
She made it to the elite league of child achievers by bringing four dropout students back to school.
LocalWire had highlighted the minor girl’s laudable leadership quality in a news article on 12 September 2019.
The four children from Pentha project primary school in Rajnagar tehsil of Kendrapara district had quit school to help their parents in farming and housekeeping.
Subhasmita, who heads the child cabinet constituted as per the guidelines of the Schools and Mass Education Department led the group’s intervention to bring the children back to school.
Majority of people living in Pentha coastal village that faces the onslaught of the marauding sea, are either farmers or fishermen.
“Parents here discontinue studies of their wards to rope them in domestic or occupational work.
The leadership quality of Subhsmita in bringing the dropouts back to school deserves kudos,” member of Nature’s club Biraja Pati said.