There is no doubt that technology is ruling this modern era in a rapid speed. While many teenagers are preoccupied scrolling sterile news feeds, this 14 years old self driven teenager, Kovid Raj Panthy is using Internet to learn HTML, CSS and Python. Residing in Bhaktapur, he is currently studying in Medha Secondary School. He has his own YouTube channel named ‘Coder Kovid’ and a tech forum named ‘Techsamaj’ where people can exchange their curiosity related to science and technology. He is also a programming instruction at Great Wit Educational Centre and has developed Shop Management Software and Websites.
Starting of his journey
Kovid set forth his journey at a very tender age. He mentioned, “I started doing all these things since grade 6. I was always curious about web designing. Once I asked my computer teacher about how can we write HTML programs. But I didn’t get a proper response and from that day my curiosity of programming increased at its peak. I persuaded my parents to get me an internet connection in my home when I was in grade 7. Then I started self learning about different fundamentals of computer and programming.
Making a difference
Kovid is really concerned about the technical knowledge among many Nepalese youth. He said, ‘Nepal is a developing country. Due to daily political chaos and outdated education system, we are not much aware about the competitive study regarding technology. I am really happy that I am able to create a platform for the youths to enhance their knowledge about coding. Personal tutoring is really expensive for many of us. Being able to cut off such financial hardship without compromising the quality education is what that makes me work even harder. My inspiration is the positive feedback that I receive through my YouTube viewers. Never knew that my passion can be helpful to so many people”.
A step towards teen hero
Kovid mentioned how motivating was it to be as one of the Glocal’s 20 under 20. He recalled, ‘I was really nervous at the beginning of my journey because I had a feeling that I might be teased by my friends if I don’t achieve what I was working on. However, now, with this recognition, I am quite confident that I am on a right track”. Within 5 years in near future, he sees himself working on different projects like Robotic Civilization, Weather Censoring System and many more.
Kovid has a young mind full of curiosity. He is really working hard to expand his knowledge about coding so that he can train many more teenagers in the future.
“World never praises your talent until and unless the talent contribute to the world.” – Kovid Raj Panthy
Kovid Raj Panthy was selected among the 20 brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers below the age of 20 in Nepal, for the year 2018. This annual list is the ultimate honor roll of young game changers reshaping Nepal for the better. The platform seeks to encourage the youths to share their initiation, creativity, and enthusiasm which will then motivate them and more of the other youths in the nation to develop an entrepreneurial thinking.