June 10, 2022
Aron Raj of Pune, India was first place winner in his age group of the 24th Annual Peace Pals International Art and Exhibition. The grand prize for being 1st place was a Peace Pole with his chosen languages of, English, American Sign Language and Hindi and Tamil, his regional language.
During summer vacation Aron and his family went to their native home of Kanya Kumari, Tamil Nadu, India and met with their state Member of Parliament and with other officials to receive the Peace Pole.
Aron is studying 5th standard at Indira National School and college. His school principal and chairman congratulated Aron on winning 1st place and plan on planting the Peace Pole on the school premises. Indira National School is very happy for Aron Raj, as he is a winner of JK Rowling Children’s book “The Ickabog” by illustrating the title character “The Real Ickabog”, Global Canvas, EarthX and few more international awards.
Wording from the newspaper “Aron Raj, age 9, class 5, studying in Indira National School, Pune. Recently he has participated and won first prize along with a peace pole of 6 feet, a gold medal and a certificate conducted by Peace Pal International under the topic Kindness. Also 10 plants have been planted in Africa Continent. His artwork was exhibited in the Art category. To add his credit, he has already won more than 50 international & 150 national awards. Mr. Vijay Vasanth Member of Parliament has congratulated and handed over the peace pole along with the certificate. At this event his parents and a few other officials were present.”