This Children’s Day, Rotary Club of Madras East recognizes two young achievers, Steven Samuel Devassy for Music and Tiyasha Vathul for Equestrian Sports with Young Achiever Awards 2021. Sameer Bharat Ram, an Entrepreneur and Film Producer presiding as the Chief Guest. President M Srinivasa Rao, Secretary Magesh Pattabiraman, Award Sponsor Murugavel Selvan, Punit Sampat, Director Youth Service, and Vijay Prabhat Kamalakara, Chairman – Young Achiever Award.
The ‘Young Achiever Award’ was initiated in 2011 by the Rotary Club of Madras East and is sponsored by Rotarian Murugavel Selvan. This award is given annually to promising youngsters from various fields including music, arts, sports, education, technology, social works, and literature. The award is an attempt to motivate budding young achievers who believe in the quality of perseverance. This award recognizes their hard work, talent, and their desire to excel in their chosen field.
Tiyasha Vathul is a 17-year-old equestrian showjumper. She started riding at the age of 5 and hopes to represent India at the Asian Games and the Olympics. She trains at United Riders Barn, Bangalore under coach Mr. Nitin Gupta. She also trains in the United Kingdom, at the renowned Talland School of Equitation in Gloucestershire under the tutelage of Pammy Hutton and her daughter Pippa Hutton, who have represented the United Kingdom at various world sporting events.
Steven Samuel Devassy is a 14-year-old child prodigy with acclaimed skills in both singing and playing the drums. He is recognized as one of the fastest child drummers and has been invited by leading music academies from the USA. He is a brand ambassador for ‘Zildjian’, the world-famous Cymbal manufacturer. He was selected as the ‘Young Genius of India’ by Network 18 and Byju’s App for his musical skills.