Do you remember what were you doing when you were 13? Probably playing video games, chilling with friends, missing school, bunking classes, sleeping your time away, studying or something similar?
I reckon doing the same! But guess what, this young lad from Alawar, Rajasthan (India) was doing at 13? In a span of two years, From class 9 till class 11, he has been invited by Google, Nasscom, Programming hub and many more big IT brands to know his story and appreciate him. Would you also like to know the story of this child prodigy, who his already making his mark in the world and setting benchmarks?
This is Nitesh Yadav from Kanharka, a small village located in the Alawar district of the state Rajasthan (India). He completed his 10th from the Government Senior Secondary School, Kanharka and is currently studying in Dronacharya Senior Secondary School, Bibrani, in grade 11. He belongs to a nuclear family comprising his parents and a younger brother. His father is a farmer and his mother is the homemaker, his brother is a YouTuber, studying in grade 10.
Nitesh comes from a village where nobody had ever seen smart phones.
It all started from a newspaper article, Nitesh read, one random day when he was 13. The article talked about Imran Khan, who is a self-taught computer programmer from Alawar, Rajasthan. He has developed over 50 educational apps and 100+ websites. Nitesh had never known or seen a smart phone, had absolutely no idea as to what was the deal about android applications and their creation. But the article intrigued him.
After reading that article, Nitesh got obsessed with wanting a new smart phone in order to figure out how did android apps work. He somehow convinced his father to buy him one and since then, there had been no looking back for him.
Even though Nitesh now had a smart phone, he didn't know how to make android applications. He comes from a place where neither did a lot of people know about android application development nor were they aware of any such thing. The coaching centers for the same, charged a bomb. After encountering all these issues, Nitesh resorted to Google. To quote Nitesh "Google Gurudev has taught me everything that I know about coding today".
Nitesh developed his first android application over a smart phone itself, as he didn't have a laptop or a computer at the time. He uploaded his application on the Google Playstore and around 21, 000 people downloaded it. He earned some money from this success and bought his first laptop.
The first app developed by Nitesh was for his village, named 'Mera Kanharka', stating all the essesntial information like its population, history, culture, etc. He was hence, appreciated, recognized and awarded by the Gram Panchayat of the village. He further developed an app for villagers called 'Kisaan Guru' that would help farmers in connecting with digital India.
You heard me. He is 15 and has his own startup. He once read an article by WittyFeed's Co-Founder and CEO, Mr. Vinay Singhal and that compelled him to open his own startup! He has already established his own software development company by the name of Techsicon, which according to him will market any business and other firm at the global level by the help of IT services.
Apart from the techie stuff and his dream startup, Nitesh is also establishing an NGO and is launching applications for women and girls education, emphasizing on how our society needs to understand the importance of the women.