Samay was, recognised alongside some of the world’s top scientists and mathematicians
Bengaluru’s boy, Samay Godika (pictured), won the Breakthrough Junior Challenge with 400,000 USD (more than 2.9 million rupees) as a reward.
Samay, a 16-year-old student at Koramangala National Public School, will receive a $ 250,000 collegiate scholarship (worth Rs.1.8 million) his ninth and tenth grade science teacher, Pramila Menon, who encouraged his interest in life sciences and tutored him after school to encourage his curiosity about scientific ideas, will win a $50,000 (over Rs 36 lakh) prize.
In addition, his school will receive a state-of-the-art scientific laboratory valued at $ 100,000 (over 72 lakh).
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is a global science video competition designed to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in the life sciences, physics, and mathematics. Samay’s video, submitted in the life sciences category, focused on circadian rhythms, the 24-hour biological processes that can affect simple daily experiences such as waking up for school or jet lag.
Samay was, recognised alongside some of the world’s top scientists and mathematicians. Expressing his happiness Samay said, “It feels amazing and unbelievable. I’m very happy to be among these great scientists. Our school is very science-centric and laid the foundation right from the beginning, shaping and guiding me to be the person I am today.”
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