In a nutshell:

  • Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, French, Mandarin Chinese.
  • Learning and playing music for more than 10 years. Can play saxophone and flute.
  • Selected for and attended the Chinese Winter Camp in Zhengzhou/Beijing sponsored by Hanban in December 2012.
  • Selected as the School Band Captain for the academic year 2009-2010.
  • Performed at Prime Minister of India's Residence, Delhi Chief Minister's Residence and various musical festivals as part of the school band.


Co-Curriculurs

  • Selected for Yahoo Summer School on Information Retrieval and Semantic Web (2013)
  • Member of the Software Club (Code Y-Gen) and GNU/Linux User Group (VITC-LUG) of VIT Chennai.
  • Won several Computer Science related competitions at inter-school/inter-college level.
  • Organized the Code Y-Gen Carnival 2012 (Event - Code Obfuscation) , LUG - TasteIt 2012,2013 (Linux Installation and Introduction).


MUSIC !



My passion for playing saxophone lasts more than 10 years. In my own time, music has proved to be a great stress buster. Music is one thing that I feel strongly about; which makes me feel complete. I was appointed the School Band Captain for the academic year 2008-2009. My band was voted as the best Band from New Delhi in a survey conducted by the Delhi Sikh Public Schools' Conference. We have performed for Prime Minister of India, Chief Minister of Delhi and at various other events.



Linux Users Group



In India the open source initiative is not very popular. Most of the universities and schools rely on proprietary software. I with 12 other friends took the responsibility of spreading awareness among the academicians of the advantages of FOSS and to connect various teams working with a similar agenda; which gave birth to what we now know as GNU/Linux Users Group (GLUG) at VIT. Since then our team has grown from 13 to more than 65 students.




Languages



I am well versed in 5 languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, French and Mandarin Chinese.

  • I learnt English and Hindi throughout my school years.
  • I learnt Punjabi as a third language for around 5 years. I can read and write Punjabi pretty good.
  • I learnt French during my first year at VIT. I have the bare minimum knowledge of it, and can converse with native French speakers.
  • During my third year, I was given a chance to learn Mandarin Chinese, which I took very enthusiastically. I am now able to speak and listen Chinese.


Journey to China


After passing the Chinese language exam conducted by HSK, me and a group of 19 other VIT students were selected for the winter camp in Zhengzhou and Beijing sponsored by Hanban, the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.

We were given workshops for different chinese art forms like Calligraphy, Tai Chi, Chinese Tea session, Chinese Paper Cutting and Dumpling making.

We were also given tours of the famous chinese monuments like the Henan Museum, The Great Wall, The Summer Palace, Shaolin Temple, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Bird Nest and many more...