Tanish Sethi is being awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2022, for his excellence in the field of innovation.
He was born on 30 May 2007. His father Ajay Sethi is a JBT teacher and his mother Sareena is a headteacher in Punjab’s Singhewala branch school, Muktsar.
He is a student of Dabwali’s Maryland Convent School. In a span of over the last 18 months, Tanish has created nearly 18 mobile applications.
He is a young app developer. Out of the apps he has developed, one namely “Pashu Mall” connects online the buyer and seller cattle farmers. His own motivation and passion helped him to self-learn the process of developing these apps.
Tanish Sethi, from Haryana’s Dabwali in Sirsa district, has bagged the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar in the innovation category.
The platform is available in Haryana and Punjab and has also scaled up across other states.
He was among 29 children honored by the Union government.
Sethi, meanwhile, was honored for making over a dozen mobile applications during the Covid-19 lockdown period. According to Tanish’s parents, he learned the art of creating mobile applications from YouTube. He also participated in the quiz competition on the Union government’s website. He got his inspiration from that quiz competition and started learning mobile application design.
He launched his first mobile application on June 20, 2020.
During Covid-19 lockdown’s earlier wave last year, when the oxygen scarcity was at its peak across various parts of the country, Tanish created a mobile app bringing people requiring oxygen cylinders and those who were selling it on the same platform with the name of Oxygen Store and introduced it on April 28.
A few of his mobile applications include Speak India app through which 10 prominent languages spoken in India can be learned, including translation among those languages. He also created another mobile app, on similar lines, through which translation of the text can be done among 95 languages of the world. Besides these, he created Tailor Diary, Sethi clap, ListUp app, and even another app for the sale and purchase of animals.
Talking to The Indian Express, on phone, Tanish said that When the lockdown was imposed for the first time, he started coding from YouTube and other sites on the Internet. Technical stuff always used to attract me. he used to participate in quiz competitions on mygov.in website. he is a student of class 10th. Playing chess is also his hobby and he wants to pursue that also as a professional choice.”