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IN People ON 06 Jan, 2015
In today’s world being competent is nothing if you are not passionate.
Harsh Songra- the kid who made it big. Suffering from a dyspraxia, also called the Delayed Motor Syndrome, Harsh has come a long way. With 3 amazing websites to his name and a handful of apps, he is also titled the 'Android Boy'.
The story of this wondrous boy is inspiring. More than that, his dreams, aspiration and zeal is surprisingly infectious. Oh yes, it is contagious to an extent that you would want to stretch, get out and make something out of your life.
His parents and grandparents always believed in him, he was the apple of their eye. But the Delayed Motor Syndrome held his fate at a very young age. But, who was to stop a legend-to-be. They fought it together. And so when they say...love is the medicine to all, is fairly true.
At the tender age of 7 his father gifted him a computer. While other kids were playing games or exploring M.S Paint, he was involved into the before math. He buried himself in the world of complex coding and tried finding solutions to the problems, the people he knew were suffering.
So, his first major app was the VAT Calculator- to ease his father at work. So he has many other apps to his name- Index Calculator and Elasticity In Demand. He also developed an app called My Child- to ease other parents. So that no child or parents have to go through what his parents went through.
With work and caliber like his, he was featured in many newspapers, websites and news channels. He is a hero, among all of us.
And so his dreams were never to make apps and be developer, they are Big. He dreams of being an product based entrepreneur, just like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Consequently, he came with his start-up called the Studiebay. The vision of this website is to help students find the perfect coaching class to pursue their dreams. It has all the information a student would require. This would put him at ease, for he will not have to go search one for himself and review people about it.
TheTimeAhead is his yet another venture- a daily magazine on the Web. Content based website with a Gen-Y approach. Looking for something incredible to read do visit this here.
I appended to have a chance encounter with him in Google Developer's Meet, in our office Vatsana. On being asked, "Why just at the age of 18?" Harsh replied, "I don't have time to wait for the right time." This line motivates me till date. We waste our whole life confessing our weakness and lying to ourselves. If you ask me, it's never too late to do the right thing. So, let us all start today!
Wishing him all the luck in his life ahead and many more success stories, let's have a look at his amazing journey which has just begun..