is just 16, a very bright and creative student of class XI at D.P.S. R.K.
Puram, New Delhi, who is a writer & poet, a consistent scholar badge holder
and also a “Karate”BrownBelt.
He is a national Award winner for innovation. At 9 years of age, he was the
youngest innovator in 2008 to win a prize for a unique garbage disposal
mechanism in a National Innovation award competition. He received the award
Trophy from Honourable Late Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam (Ex President of India) at
a grand ceremony at IIM Ahmedabad. When he learnt that he will be receiving
the award from Dr Kalam, he painted a portrait of Dr Kalam and presented it
to him during this function. Dr Kalam really appreciated the painting and
The Times of India interviewed him and the interview was carried in their
“Young Innovators” feature.
He has been painting and writing since childhood. His articles have been
published in “The Hindu” supplement “Young world”. His English
& Hindi poems have been published in the school magazine. Some of his Hindi
poems were also published in the children’s magazine “Bal Hans”.
At 11yrs, he came out with his first book, “Pyari Chhotee Khushiyan”,
a collection of Hindi poems written by him since the age of 5.
This book is very innovative because it contains Atulya’s sketches depicting
each of the 30 poems. Also, the book-cover features his painting titled
“Love & Caring”. The poems portray the little little attachments and happiness of a young,
school going child. This book was launched by Dr. D.R. Saini, Principal
D.P.S R.K Puram, on 6th April, 2011, where Atulya’s teachers & parents were
also present. Moreover, the book was launched in Dubai by Mr. Ashok Chandra,
Chairman D.P.S. Society, at D.P.S. Sharjah in January 2012, during
“PARAMPARA-2012”- an annual event.
This year, 2015, his interviews have appeared in the INDIA TODAY. A
brief one in the March 27, 2015 issue and the second, a detailed interview,
in the May 25, 2015 issue of India Today.