India Association of Greater Boston honoring Southborough junior for Community Excellence

Another Southborough resident is being honored. The India Association of Greater Boston announced that Algonquin junior Cynthia Rajeshkanna will receive one of its two 2020 Community Youth Excellence Awards. The news was shared by India New England News.

The website posted that the “non-profit Indian-American community organization” also known as IAGB, announced the awards for Rajeshkanna and St. John High School senior Adway Wadekar. The story Director of IAGB Supriya Shekar as saying: 

With many amazing applications, our judges had a tough time narrowing the applications.

The post summarized Rajeshkanna’s accomplishments:

Ms. Rajeshkanna is a 16 year-old rising junior from Northborough, MA. She has co-founded a nonprofit organization called Aptitutor that provides free tutoring, classes, and educational grants with the intent of making free supplemental education accessible to all. Additionally, Ms. Rajeshkanna is an aspiring entrepreneur, being the CEO of DineSure, a start-up company geared towards making the dining environment safer for people that have dietary restrictions.

On the side, Ms. Rajeshkanna also pursues her passion for altruistic service, as the current director of the Northborough Southborough Interact Club, a youth community service group affiliated with Rotary International. Academically, Ms. Rajeshkannais a diligent student with several scholastic awards to her name and she keeps herself busy with many extracurriculars: HOSA, Science Olympiad, National English Honor Society, as well as the cross country and track & field teams.

The students will be recognized during an upcoming virtual celebration:

IAGB has been celebrating August 15th as ‘India Day’ for decades in the heart of Boston, but this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be a virtual virtual event, with many exciting, star-studded programs, it promises to be a treat to everyone. The virtual India Day 2020 Grand celebrations is on August 15th, 2020 from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm ET and will be live streamed on YouTube at, and Facebook at

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3 years ago

Nice job!!!!

Larry Concannon
2 years ago

Congrats to a wonderful young woman. I was the mentor for Cynthia and her DineSure team as part of the TiE Young Entrepreneurs program. It was an honor to work with these capable confident young women.


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