As the students in their age are juggling between tuitions and schools, or worried about their future jobs, these two young students — Sindhuja Rajamaran (17) and Raghav Sood (16) — have already set out to achieve their aim of providing job opportunities to youngsters in their respective companies, of which they are the chief executive officers (CEO).
While Sindhuja holds the Guinness World Record for being the youngest CEO of a company at the age of 14, Raghav is the founder and CEO of a company which creates mobile phone applications. Both the child prodigies were in MCM College, Sector-36 on Tuesday to interact with the students.
“It is all about how enthusiastically one pursues his/her passion and how strongly one believes in sharing that passion with others,” said Sood, a Class X student, based in Delhi, who is also the founder and CEO of Appaholics LLC. The world’s youngest author of a book on android applications, titled ‘Android titled Pro Android Augmented Reality’ published by Apress LLC in July 2012, Sood has also published several Android applications and two Blackberry applications after learning 16 programming languages, and developing several websites.
“I used to spend maximum time on computers, exploring its various options and softwares, and then came the Android systems. Since then I have never stopped learning. The conventional education did not interest me much, but internet has to be credited for being the best source of information,” he added.
The second prodigy, Sindhuja, is not far behind. She attends meetings and holds conferences with colleagues and delegates from various companies as part of official work. “It was my father who introduced me to animation when I was in the VI standard, and since then I have been learning various softwares of animation,” said Rajamaran, who is the CEO of a Chennai-based animation company called Seppan, founded by her father, an avid animation artist.
Sidhuja had stopped going to regular school after Class VIII because of her official assignments, but is determined to complete her education. “I’m not required to attend school regularly as the school has permitted me to directly appear for annual examinations,” she said.
She is currently in Class XII 12th and plans to take an off from work after December to prepare for her board exams.
Emphasising that she has never had any objections about her daughter’s decision of skipping school, Sindhuja’s mother said, “I’m a very proud mother,