School Hero: Ayush Kumar Khuntia


Ayush Kumar Khuntia, a class 5 student from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, has rewritten the Ramayan in Odia, his mother tongue. He has named his 104-page book ‘Pilaka Ramayana’, which means ‘Ramayan for children’. During the COVID-19 lockdown, while Ayush was watching the Ramayan series on a television channel, Ayush’s uncle motivated him to write something about it. Ayush took notes on each episode in a notebook and finally compiled a book at the end of two months. 

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