PICTURE PERFECT: ALL-ROUNDER TOPS CLASS X
New Delhi June 1,
RANKING: ALL INDIA 1
SCHOOL: DPS, GURGAON
He is a world champion in Robotics and has brought many laurels to the country before topping the Class X Boards with the No 1 All-India ranking.
His skill sets are multi-splendoured and he loves playing piano and table tennis in his free time. Meet 16-year-old Prakhar Mittal from DPS Gurgaon who has scored 99.8 per cent, losing one mark in French. Constantly on video calls in India and abroad after the results were announced this afternoon, Prakhar briefly hands over the phone to his father, CEO of a multinational company. Talking about his son strategy, his father Nitin Agarwal tells you: “We never gave him any stress about the Board exams. He made his own schedule and decided which topics and subjects he would be covering in a day or a week. Only three-four hours of study after school and he would be off to play piano or table tennis,” he proudly tells you.
Prakhar adds that in case he missed out on his studies, he would cover up the next day. “I just remained regular with my studies and revised all the topics which I felt were difficult. If I felt stressed out, I would play my piano or sleep for an hour. I like to keep busy,” he says. His father says he expected that his son would throw up a fantastic result but “I never thought that he will surprise us by becoming the All India topper,” a beaming Agarwal adds.
Prakhar’s consistency and planning skilled helped him to excel the exam. “He is a great thinker and planner and that is his strength. He analyses well. He plans to take up Science stream and aspires to make a career in engineering for which he is taking coaching classes from FIITJEE,” Agarwal adds.
Born in Saharanpur, Prakhar is known to be a born genius. He is passionate about solving challenges and spends a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching videos, trying out new programming languages and making short films. “I have been learning the piano since I was seven and am also a part of a pop band Ensomniac Dreamers since 2016. During my free time, I listen to songs and compose music,” Prakhar say. In 2015, Mittal co-founded the robotics team High Voltage for participating in the World Robot Olympiad. In the First Tech Challenge, he learnt how to use industrial-grade equipment and materials. His team finished second at the Olympiad and bagged the Silver Medal for India.