Excellence in computing despite a rare genetic disorder!

Pratyush Nigam

Fifteen-year-old Pratyush Nigam from Hyderabad, despite suffering from a rare genetic disorder — spinal muscular atrophy — is a computer wizard. He became a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer when he was just nine. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi presents the National Child Award for exceptional achievement and a Gold Medal to Pratyush Nigam for his excellence in computing despite a rare genetic disorder.India’s exceptionally talented children, who were honoured with national awards, included the world’s youngest web designer, two Guinness record holders, a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, an extraordinary sportsperson, artistes and budding scientists.

For full story click here http://www.thehindu.com/2009/02/06/stories/2009020660411200.htm

 

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