The Jnāna Sambandhar Ratna award is conferred upon child prodigies – defined as a child under the age of ten who produces meaningful output in some domain usually only showcased by adults – displaying extraordinary abilities – creativity, intuition, innovation, spontaneity, quantum memory, learning in a flash, computer like calculations, etc. – in any field : mathematics, calculation, poetry, literature, creative and performing arts, sciences, philosophy, sports, music, dance, etc.
Quantum memory is a constant downloading of information without interference of the mind. Reading skill is directly related to memory skill. When we learn something in complete awareness, usually when we are in shock or ecstasy, we remember it forever. Likewise, reading without interference of the mind, that is reading at quantum speed, will lead to quantum memory without the mind getting in between.
Extensive studies on human cognition show that genius takes place when both the right and left sides of the brain are active and working together. This is a rare phenomenon. Children are born with both sides of the brain alert and open for the purposes of gathering information. Standard education and social conditioning only nourish the left-brain, leaving the right-brain to languish. By age seven, most children have lost this right-brain connection, closing down almost completely these activities and rendering the seeds of potential genius dormant.
“The inner flowering that happens, should be through the education we give the children so that the children will be successful in the outer and inner world.”
– The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam
The Jnāna Sambandhar Ratna award aims to recognize child prodigies, support them and provide them global exposure to excel in their respective domains.
Any child who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive Jnāna Sambandhar Ratna award:
- Displays a dynamic personality who can multitask using multiple intelligence creating a plethora of possibilities.
- Displays expert proficiency or a profound grasp of the fundamentals in a field to the level of an adult expert professional.
- Displays great levels of leadership and spiritual activism and extraordinary capabilities in any field.
- Shows extraordinary commitment to living by the sacred Hindu principles and displays enlightened qualities and extraordinary abilities.
- Exhibits extraordinary role model qualities, inspires others to work collaboratively and creatively, demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and promotes a learning environment that is respectful and supportive.
- Exemplifies significant leadership skills such as the ability to lead and guide others, develop others’ talents and successfully manages an efficient and effective team at the highest level; has promoted teamwork and collaboration who has consistently done so with a positive attitude.
- Develops trust and credibility through open, respectful communication and provides a sense of purpose, vision and mission for others by investing time and effort in developing others positively.
- Manages and/or champions change effectively through formal or informal leadership.
- Radiates and implements the 4 Tattvas (cosmic principles) in all dimensions of life:
- Integrity – honouring words given to oneself and others,
- Authenticity – continuously inspiring themselves and others to reach their peak potential,
- Responsibility – continuously choosing to respond to any situation from the context of “I am responsible for everything within me and outside me”, and
- Enriching – continuously seeking to contribute to others’ lives and helping them manifest the reality as they want.
- Continuously uses and inspires others to use spiritual truths to find solutions for any problem.
- Nominator may be an individual (teacher, coach, parent, etc.) or an institution or organization.
- Self-nominations or nominations by minors are not permitted.
- Posthumous nominations are not permitted.
- Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.
Nominations of minors need to include written consent from the parent or legal guardian.
Nominees may be individuals residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.
- The nominee is alive and below the age of 10.
- Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
- Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
- Must not have been involved in illegal activities.
- A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
- Nomination must include attachments that display the child’s extraordinary accomplishments (up to 10).
- 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of education.
- Curriculum vitae of the nominee.