Famous Time magazine has given the title of ‘Kid of the Year 2020’ for the first time to 15-year-old Indian American Geetanjali Rao. Gitanjali Rao is the first kid to get a place in Time magazine. Scientist and innovator 15-year-old Geetanjali has made many amazing discoveries. Time magazine first sought nomination for ‘Kid of the Year 2020’. About 5 thousand nominees were selected for this, out of which Gitanjali secured the first position.
‘Kid of the Year 2020’ was selected for Gitanjali’s Time magazine interview by Hollywood’s famous actress Angelina Jolie. Geetanjali Rao has created a sensor that detects the amount of lead in water in seconds. He named it ‘Tethys’. This device looks like a mobile. The device they manufacture is many times cheaper than the expensive devices present in the market.
After putting the sensor of the device in the water for only a few seconds, the app connected to the device can tell in no time the amount of lead in the water. Gitanjali has also been named in the list of ’30 Under 30′ Young Innovators by Forbes magazine in 2019 for this innovation. Gitanjali has also recently won America’s Top Young Scientist Award. When Hollywood star Angelina Jolie asked Gitanjali, when did you know that science is your passion?
In response to this question, Gitanjali said that there was no such moment in his life. She always loved to see the smile on the faces of others. He said that my goal every day was to see the smile on the whose face today. When I was in second or third class, I thought about how we can bring change in society through science. I was 10 when I told my parents that I wanted to do research on carbon nanotube sensor technology. Apart from this, Gitanjali has created an app about cyberbullying.