Tribune News Service
Amritsar, February 1
Eleven-year old Meedhansh Gupta is no less than a child prodigy. He has been felicitated by the SGPC for preparing its website. Based in Jalandhar, his parents are also into website designing.
Studying in Class V, he has been running his company where he teaches students and web development, and earns Rs 50,000 per month.
At the tender age of nine, his name was registered in the India Group of Records and World Records India for developing a website. He was in Class III when he had started designing websites. He had started coding at the age of five. He credited his parents for teaching him coding and aimed to become a website engineer. His message to the children of his age group is to go for only that stream which they piques their interest.
Even SGPC Chief Bibi Jagir Kaur did not mince words while praising the Gupta family in general and Meedhansh in particular. After inaugurating the SGPC’s new website, which he created for free, she stated that the entire information regarding the Shiromani committee and its activities would now be only a click away.
“Sikh Sangat can easily learn about various departments, their working, SGPC’s income and expenditures through this website. It will bring much needed transparency in its working.” Besides, she added, books on Gurmat philosophy and Sikh history will be digitally available. Talking about the SGPC’s website, Meedhansh says, “I, along with my parents, developed the website in a month.”
His parents, who teach the students of B Tech (computer science), noticed his curiosity in learning software engineering when he started interacting with the B Tech and M Tech students whom they had been teaching at their centre.
Visibly happy, his mother Monica Gupta recalls, “He used to join the students at our centre to learn software engineering after school. Seeing his keen interest, we did not dissuade them. At the same time, we also did not exert any pressure on him to learn more about it.”
A software engineer herself, she teaches website and software development. “Each child is blessed. The only need is to recognise their talent and channelise it to growth. We need to come out of the traditional path of education. The competition is mounting each day and the only need is to develop entrepreneur skills among young children, she contends.
Meedhansh and his parents are running separate companies. His father Sandeep Gupta said his grasping skills are really good.