In Jan 2019, Vinayaka M received Bal Shakti Puraskar 2018 (the erstwhile National Child
Award) from the Honourable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati
Bhawan as part of the Republic Day celebrations. He also participated in the Republic Day
Parade on Rajpath, in New Delhi on 26th January 2019.
In 2017-18, Vinayaka won the first prize in the contest ‘Classical Voice of India’
(category 15-19 Years). He was the youngest contestant in that age group.
Vinayaka received ‘Pratibha Puraskara’ from Adarsha Seva Sangha, Mysore for his
achievements in the field of Music and Art in 2016-17. He also received the ‘Pranava
Pratishtana’ for securing the highest marks in Hindustani Vocal Exam from Gandharva