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Watch video: Indore's wonder boy wins PM National Child Award, speaks to PM Modi

The 12-year-old boy Avi Sharma is a motivational speaker and a good writer.

Staff Reporter | Updated on: Monday, January 24, 2022, 04:10 PM IST

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Indore (Madhya Pradesh): A 12-year-old boy, Avi Sharma, from Indore has won the Prime Minister's National Child Award. He is a motivational speaker and a writer.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Avi through video conferencing. During conversation, Avi answered PM's questions in his simple tone and dazzled the PM.

PM asked questions about the Balmukhi Ramayana written by Avi. His father Amit Sharma and mother Vinita Sharma said, “Avi is interested in literature and religion since a nascent age.”

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also shared a video of PM's conversation with Avi.

Here is the excerpt from the conversation:

PM- You are a writer, give lectures and you have also written Balmukhi Ramayana. How are you able to do so much work?

Avi - Everything is happening with the blessings of Lord Rama's grace.

PM: How did the idea of writing about Ramayan come about?

Avi- You have been the source of its inspiration. When we children got frustrated in the lockdown, you got the Ramayana telecast on TV. When I saw the Ramayana, it seemed that the children were forgetting the character of Lord Rama. I have written this Ramayana so that the ideal children of Lord Rama can learn from this Ramayana.

PM- Who are the Gods, who are your ideals.

Avi- He is only one, Maryada Purushottam Lord Shri Ram.

PM- Does everyone in the family gets fed up when you will be doing Ramayana-Ramayana throughout the day?

Avi- My parents support me. From this Ramayana, Mahabharata and Gita, they have guided me.

PM- Do you often support your arguments with scriptures?

Avi- I do. I tell the children about the scriptures and Indian culture.

PM- There is some specialty in the water of Madhya Pradesh that such children are born. Uma Bharti, who was Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, used to give lectures when she was very young. We also went to listen to her. She used to give fluent statements. She used to mention the scriptures accurately.

She used to speak Sanskrit and used to sing chaupaiyan and she also had a childish look. I was very impressed. I felt that there is such power in Madhya Pradesh that such people are prepared in their childhood. Your age and your work prove that no age is too short to do great things. You're not just for the kids, He is an inspiration to the whole society. Whatever you do, do it with all your heart.

Do it with the thought that how my work is benefiting the country. Position, prestige and achievements create pressure. Don't let it become a pressure.

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Published on: Monday, January 24, 2022, 04:10 PM IST