Innocent, docile, amateur, wanderer, playful, naughty, these are few of the abbreviations one can use to describe the nature of innocent souls, of children. Taking care of above-mentioned qualities India with the second highest population in the world is blessed to have a whiz kid, Medansh Mehta, an eight-year-old, Mumbai resident.
Where the rates of growing pollution and global warming remain to be an unaffecting fact for the 21st century materialistic beings, an Indian kid shocks the world with his wit!
During Satya Nadela's recent visit to India, the Microsoft CEO interacted with the country's situation, meeting many crucial people including politicians, and government officials but most important of all was his meet with 8-year-old Medansh at a conference with student developers in India.
The astonishment arises by acknowledging the ideas of this kid that encouraged him to develop a video game. "Let there be Light" is a technological game designed and developed by Medansh Mehta on his own. The basic idea is to "balance industrial growth and agriculture so that you can control pollution and the rate of growth so that an economy can sustain".
The game works on an interesting plan, in which the player is meant to take wise steps in his game while taking care of the environment, reinforcing sustainable development in his progressing and earning game procedure.
The working of the game in Mehta's words, as recorded during his interview with CNBC, can be explained as, “You have to build things like factories, farms so that the prosperity of the city increases. At a certain level, the city brightens up and you have to reach a certain level of prosperity that is 1,500 coins in 5 minutes."
Ironically in a world where adults are considered to be the mature ones, equipped with understanding the need to implement certain things, a young and innocent soul at a playful age has emerged with ideas and development plans for conserving our mother earth. The ambitious little child desires to be the next Microsoft CEO. He aspires to climb the ladder of success following Satya Nadela's steps. In fact, he even inquired Nadela seeking answers from him, for fulfilling his dream to become a CEO. Medansh Mehta was encouraged to be confident and determined. He even inquired Nadela, on his game, to which the puzzled CEO reverted with content, "This is a quite complex and good theme which everybody in the world is liking."
We are aware that 8 years is an age of learning, playing and enjoying the childhood, but Mehta with his wit has proved and defined that age is genuinely not a bar. His thinking, understanding and deep concepts of socio-economical structure presented in the form of a virtual gaming aid is really commendable.
Medansh left an imprint on Nadela making him so impressed that the CEO included the boy in his keynote speech. He said, "I met an eight-year-old, and this is perhaps the time where I felt the most inadequate. And, the eight-year-olds dream is to create a society that knows how to balance economic growth with environmental sustainability. This is the goal he has and then he translated that vision, that goal, into a novel game that he’s built."
Hence, India’s real success is veiled behind the country’s youth and children, with the achievement of such a young developer.
About the author:
Bani Simar Kaur is our blog writer, who is extremely passionate about gaining and exploring new paths of knowledge. She has a keen interest in understanding the Socio-Political structure of this country. Working for the Society and environmental issues are the key points of this aspiring successful women.