Indian American Declared Finalist in National Kindness Speech Contest; Looking for Public Vote to Win
India-West Staff Reporter
BALTIMORE, DE – A US contest is underway to try to spread kindness across the country. The Reno, NV based, Think Kindness, is holding a speech competition in which young students are asked to write, perform and record a two-minute inspirational video on why kindness matters.
A Delaware Indian American 8-year-old, Ariyana Kurpad has been declared one of the seven finalists after her speech was judged by some of the top youth speakers of the country.
Kurpad believes that kindness is a beautiful gift we give to others and to ourselves. In the allocated 2-minute recording time, she vividly suggests that we create a joyful and exciting world by following Mahatma Gandhi’s advice that we must be the change we wish to see.
She brilliantly offers the solution of how kindness can be achieved – CARE, standing for Community, Action, Respect, and Encouragement.
The national winner is determined by popular vote. Voting is currently open so one can check out Kurpad’s kindness speech and vote for her now. Voting ends June 17. The link to watch the video and vote is http://wshe.es/BtDBTXRA