Ishita Katyal

Ishita Katyal, all of 12 years is an Author & Motivational speaker. She believes there is so much out there in the environment for young people like herself to get inspired, imagine new things and start doing something creative at an early age. Ishita says that there should be nothing stopping a child from experimenting to do what they want to do in life and they should not wait to be an adult to follow their passion. Ishita has spoken at the prestigious global TED Conference in Vancouver, TEDYouth in New York, TEDxGateway, TEDxBhilwara, NASSCOM, Mind Mingle IIM Ahmedabad & REX conclave events etc. Ishita emphasizes the message that all parents have a responsibility to help their children in discovering their creative interests and motivating them to spend time without fear in whatever they want to make. Ishita was also facilitated with 2015 Sakhi Samman award from Lokmat and REX Karmaveer Chakra Award and REX Global Fellowship 2014-15. She likes to write, dance and sing and loves to play basketball, is an avid reader and digs into Sudha Murthy and Ruskin Bond in her free time. She is author of “Simran’s Diary” which she wrote only at an age of 8. Ishita is one of the youngest Author’s in India.