Kids Awards category recognises the extraordinary
achievements of Indian kids across eight categories
including art, dance, entertainment, music, leadership,
sports, genius and acting.
addition, the Pogo Voice Awards were presented to
the kids contemporary icons and heroes, who
were elected based on more than 60,000 votes received
from children across the country.
event saw performances by Zayed Khan with Shaimak
Dawars Junior Dance Troupe and a hilarious round
of poetry-comedy act by child artist Jay Chiniara.
Vaidya, the popular second runner up of Indian
Idol mesmerised the audience while actor Priyanka
Chopra danced to the beats of Mujhse Shaadi Karoge,
Tinka...tinka and Jine Ke Hai Char din.
celebrities who were present were Anu Malik, Jackie
Shroff, Gulshan Grover, Ken Ghosh along with his kids,
singer Atif (Woh Lamhe), Rajpal Yadav, Roshan
Abbas, Vikram Sathe, Mukesh Khanna, Ganesh Hegde,
and Child Actors- Shreya, Ayesha Kapoor (Black),
Shweta Prasad (Iqbal, Makdee) and Smith Seth
Entertainment Networks Asia senior vice president
and general manager Ian Diamond said, "Pogo Amazing
Kids Awards is back again, and is bigger and better
than ever! Yet again, PAKA received an overwhelming
response and I am amazed by the quality of entries
we have received for the Pogo Kids Awards."
Amazing Kids Awards is all about empowering kids
both by recognising their extraordinary accomplishments
and by allowing them to exercise their choice by voting
for their favourite heroes. I do hope kids across
India will thoroughly enjoy the event when it is televised,"
Kids Awards salutes amazing child prodigies in various
categories and the network received more than 5000
nominations across the eight categories. An eminent
executive jury comprising Javed Akhtar, Ehsaan and
Loy, Michael Ferreira, Shabana Azmi, Kiran Bedi, Milind
Deora, Tanushree Shankar, Manu Parekh, Sajid Khan
and Raveena Tandon selected the winners after several
rounds of deliberations and assessments.
Das, 11 years, Kolkata won the Pogo Amazing Kid -
Artist award for his proficiency in pastels, watercolours
and pencil sketching. Shashank M. Kashi from Bangalore
won the Pogo Amazing Kid - Dancer award. This 9 year
old from Presidency School is a performer of folk
dance form 'Yakshagana' and has given many performances
and has won numerous accolades.
the other hand, 12 year old Jai Chiniara of Rajkot,
winner of the Horlicks Har Pal Chanchal Award for
the Pogo Amazing Kid - Entertainer may be restricted
to a wheel chair but he'll have you in splits with
his wit and humour. Jai made it to the semi finals
for the Great Laughter Challenge on Star One.
Khare, 14 year-old student from Delhi Public School,
R K Puram, New Delhi, proved her wonder at numbers
by securing the second rank both at the National Math
Olympiad and the Abacus International Mathematical
Olympiad 2004-2005. Having won the Pogo Amazing Kid
- Genius category at Pogo Kids Awards, this young
achievers ambition is to be the UN Secretary
the other hand, 13 year old Palak Muchhal of Indore
sings to collect funds for children suffering from
cardiac disorders, for which she has bagged the National
Child Award for exceptional achievement. The jury
selected her as the Candyman Kuch Bhi Karega Award
for the Pogo Amazing Kid Leader.
Nagarajan from Chennai, winner of the Pogo Amazing
Kid - Musician made it to the Limca Book of Records
as the Youngest Drummer for three consecutive years
from 2003 2005. Siddharth was invited to perform
for President APJ Abdul Kalam. He gave his first live
performance in 2000 when he was less than three years
Giri of Chennai, 13 years old broke Nisha Millet's
200m-backstroke record and has won the Pogo Amazing
Kid Sports Star award. She is also the youngest
member of the Indian swimming team to compete at the
Asian group swimming championships, Bangkok.
Kapoor and Shweta Prasad shared the Pogo Amazing Kid
- Movie Star category, for their respective roles
in the Black and Iqbal. This Award was
decided on the basis of feedback collected from eminent
Bollywood personalities on the current crop of child
winners of Pogo Voice Awards this year were Abhishek
Bachchan (Most Amazing Actor, Bunty Aur Babli),
Rani Mukerji (Most Amazing Actress, Bunty Aur Babli),
Bunty Aur Babli (Most Amazing Film), Gayatri
Joshi (Most Amazing New Comer, Swades), 'Woh
Lamhe' (Most Amazing Song, Zeher), Kunal Ganjawala
(Most Amazing Singer, Kaal), Rajpal Yadav (Most
Amazing Comedian, Waqt), Sania Mirza (Most
Amazing Sports Hero, Tennis), Tom & Jerry
(Most Amazing Toon) and M.A.D (Most Amazing
and Candyman were the co-presenting sponsors while
Parle-G, Kellogs, Gini & Jony, Euro Kids,
Mc Fills and Munch were the associate sponsors.