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Jatin Wahane, world’s youngest Rocket Scientist
New Delhi (India), December 20: Jatin Wahane, who is also the world’s youngest rocket scientist since he was 20, was recently honoured by iCONGO and UN (United Nations) with Karmaveer Chakra and Global Fellowship. The nominee is the chairperson of the Advisory Federation of India, Scientific Secretary at Orbitx India Aerospace, Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2023, Padma Shri nominee, speaker for NASA, TEDx speaker, Youth Icon 2019, Head for Mission X for European Space Agency (ESA), teach robotics to underprivileged, run an NGO, and much more at the age of 23.
Karmaveer Chakra was started back in 1984 and had the 11th President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, as the ambassador. It is given as a recognition for commitment and relentless courage by walking the path less trodden and initiating the value of change.
“I follow a combination of the divine power, Dr. Ambedkar and Dr. Kalam, helping me to take a path of belief, add logic, and use science to empower,” says Jatin. He also shares about his personal life and credits his parents and support. “I could be nowhere if I didn’t have a courageous mother and never giving up father” says Jatin. He also wants to invite a few people on his 60th birthday and has his speech prepared.
He also mentions Ajay, Nidhi, Abhinav and Rashi who make him curious and teach him new perspectives.
The Karmaveer Chakra and Global Fellowship recognises candidates like Jatin who take the change and prove that age is just a number and actions are what actually changes the world.
Jeroninio Almeida, founder of Rex Karmaveer Global Fellowship, emphasizes the need for recognition beyond the traditional awards reserved for privileged individuals in various fields. The Karmaveer Awards were established to honor unsung heroes and change champions from diverse backgrounds who selflessly work towards addressing societal issues. These awards aim to celebrate individuals who embody the spirit of making a positive impact and leading transformative change. Eitu Chopra, Co-Founder of Rex-Ideas For Action, describes the Karmaveer Awards as more than just accolades; they represent an emotion, a mindset, and a commitment to being the change. The awards foster a culture of continuous learning, with a unique hierarchy ranging from the Karmaveer Chakra badge of honor to various medals and prestigious recognitions like Karmaveer Puraskaar, Karmaveer Jyoti, and Karmaveer Maharatna. This progression encourages recipients to take on increasing responsibilities, learn, grow, and contribute more to society as true Change Champions. Explore more about the fellowship and awards at www.rexideas.com.
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