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9-year-old non-resident Gujarati wins writers’ award in UK

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Priyam Kamble, a nine-year-old non-resident Gujarati (NRG), having roots in Aant village near Navsari, has won the United Kingdom’s (UK) Young Writers-2015 creativity award. It is a national merit award for talent in writing.

  • Priyam’s short written story piece was selected by the Young Writer’s jury from among 26 lakh students of primary schools in the UK who took part in the writing competition held last Friday.
  • Priyam made pea shooter and zombies time travel to World War-II and created a unique story on their survival in his short piece. It has been selected for publication in the Young Writer’s Anthology to be published on September 30, 2015.
  • Priyam resides with his parents in Bedfordshire. His father Dr Subodh Kamble is a urologist and mother Bharulata Kamble is a filmmaker and social activist.
  • Rajan Raj, secretary of Social Amenity Foundation for Equality (SAFE), who is a close acquaintance of Kamble family, said, “The boy’s mother is from our town and she is a founder president of our organization. It is a matter of pride for us that Priyam has won the youngest writer award for his creativity.”