Friday, September 21, 2012

4th TiE-Aspire Young Achiever Awards

3 Talented Youngsters Inspire Entrepreneurs

•Sports Womanandmountaineer with disabilities Arunima Sinha, 26 from UP

•A prodigy Raga Pianist Utsav Lal, 20 from Delhi

•Whiz-kid Actor and Film Director Kishan Shrikanth, 16 from Bangalore

New Delhi, September 21, 2012: Celebrating the spirit of art, culture and sportsmanship, the New Delhi-NCR chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs and Aspire, today, announced 4th TiE-Aspire Young Achiever Awards for three trailblazers.

Aspire Human Capital Management, a Gurgaon-based company engaged in the field of employability in education, in association with The Indus Entrepreneurs will honour the achievements of Arunima Sinha, Trekker and Sports Woman; Utsav LalPianist; and Kishan Shrikanth Actor and Film Director.

The awards will be presented to the young achievers during the TiEcon Delhi 2012 at New Delhi during the two-day annual flagship event on Friday September 28 evening.

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.

Delhi-based Pianist Utsav Lal, 20, has earned the unique title of ‘Raga Pianist’ by successfully creating the pure sounds of Indian Ragas on the Piano and 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 Oprah Winfrey show and holds the Guinness World Record for being the World’s 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.

TiEcon Delhi 2012 is world's largest conference for entrepreneurs. At a special session on September 28 evening the three young achievers will their share experiences and success stories with Mr. Amit Bhatia, Founder & CEO, Aspire Human Capital Management.

Introducing the TiE-Aspire winners, Mr. Amit Bhatia 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 .”

The last 3 year’s 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

Notes to the Editors: Mt. Chhamser Kangri is at 21725 ft height

About The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) founded, in 1992 in Silicon Valley, by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region currently has over 13,000 members and over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 15 countries.

TiE's mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE's focus is on generating and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs.

About Aspire Human Capital Management

AspireTM is an industry-promoted social enterprise offering Embedded Education for schools, colleges and universities to Enhance Employability and Life Skills. All Aspire products have Global Certifications: ProHireTM and EnglishProTM with University of Cambridge (ESOL Examinations); ITProTM and RoboticProTM with iCarnegie (subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University); and, MBAProTM with content from Harvard Business Publishing (subsidiary of Harvard University). Aspire products are enabled by an Employability Education Management System (EEMSTM) which includes online learning management, e-learning and assessments (e.g., NESTTM). Declared "Education Czar" by Mint (2008), adjudged finalist of the John P. McNulty prize (2010), and profiled as “Who’s Next” by Fast Company (USA, 2011), Aspire enables Educators, Employers and Employees to Grow More. Please visit for more information.

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