Sumit lives in a small temporary home that he shares with his father, mother, cousins, aunts and uncles. He has had trouble continuing his education as his father wanted him to start working. Sumit uses rapping as an innovative tool for raising awareness in the society. He wrote his first song to try convincing his father to build a toilet in their house. It has been 4 years since then and he has been using the same method for raising awareness especially on child rights, importance of using toilets and hand washing, the culture of rape and his own life and journey. He started his own crew who has been making music about issues in their community for the past year and a half. He performed with his crew and alone more than 50-60 times at different platforms, some with the help of Save the Children and others with his local community. His efforts got him to the global stage at the PMNCH Partner’s Forum last year, organized by the Indian government and world leaders.
Nominated by Save the ChildrenAll 2019 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees