The joy of seeing young achievers and child prodigies perform on a stage that fully reflects their abilities cannot be overstated. There is no denying that it is pure joy to watch these young geniuses own the stage and own it with their special prowess, be it the twinkle in their eyes or the viewers’ satisfaction in recognizing India’s young geniuses .
Kickboxing World Champion – Twice Past
That’s exactly what happened when BYJU’S Young Genius, a News18 initiative, launched its second season starring Tajamul Islam, a 14-year-old teenager from Tarkpora, Kashmir, who overcame societal norms and her father’s resistance to become a kickboxing world champion.
Islam, who was just nine years old at the time, won the 2016 World Kickboxing Championship in Andria, Italy! She has consistently won a slew of other awards and medals, including the gold medal at the 2015 National Kickboxing Championships in Delhi in the U-13 category.
From the age of five, Islam overcame her father’s initial opposition and turned him into one of his most ardent adherents. After the 2016 win, a financial crisis forced Islam to teach kickboxing when she was only 12 years old. After training more than 800 students, Islam now hopes that its students will shine and win prizes in kickboxing.
Her most recent achievement came in October 2021, when she won the gold medal at the World Kickboxing Championships in Egypt and flew the Indian tricolor through the stadium. When kickboxing becomes official in 2028, Islam has bigger ambitions and hopes to take home an Olympic medal. We can’t help but be confident in her quest with such a glorious backdrop to her floor, something that Lovlina Borgohain, herself an Olympic bronze medalist, seems to have after meeting Islam on the show.
An Olympiad and award-winning app developer
Harmanjot Singh, the next young genius in the episode, is an award-winning app developer and Olympiad champion. The 14-year-old lives just a few hundred kilometers away and is the proud recipient of the 2021 Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, in the Innovation category. Singh is known for creating the Raksha Women’s Safety App which was inspired by the idea of protecting his mother and other women.
The app allows users to contact the police or immediate family members, as well as contact nearby police stations and call a list of emergency numbers in case of unexpected problems.
Singh also received the Silicon Valley Code of Honor organized by White Hat Organization based in San Francisco, California, USA for the Raksha Women’s Safety App which is available for free on the Google Play Store and has more than 5000 downloads.
Singh’s entire family has a medical background, but his love of physics and computers made him sign up for Olympiad testing since he was in his 3 years old.rd figure. He won his first medal in Science during that time and started coding in his 7e figure.
While gaining recognition for the Raksha Women’s Safety App, Singh has continued over the past year and created two more apps: Cyber Buddy, an anti-cyberbullying app, and Calmify, a mental health app that helps boost emotional well-being. approach in a healthy way.
For now, Singh has a new objective courtesy judge RS Sodhi, MD of Amul, who has proposed an app that can help farmers and villagers in a fruitful and meaningful way. We are waiting for that!
That’s not all. We’re also keeping our eyes peeled for the second episode of BYJU’S Young Genius when it airs next week and be inspired by more of India’s child prodigies. Be sure to watch the episode and follow as we keep you posted.
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