Aakarsh Kaushal of Karnal is among the 29 children from across the country, who have been awarded the PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar like a medal, a certificate, and a cash award of ₹1 lakh.
Aakarsh is a 12th-grade student in non-medical stream who dreams to make a career in Computer Science one day. He is passionate about coding and has been learning various coding languages on his own through online lessons.
Aakarsh Kaushal has developed a website to help residents and officials to keep a tab on the surge and fall in cases.
Kaushal wants to study computer science to help society. “ During the second wave, he noticed that people were facing problems with getting their RT-PCR test reports and he created the portal to facilitate them, and later created another portal for the availability of the beds in the hospitals of the district.