A 16-years-old Chandigarh boy Harshit Sharma got hired by Google as an icon designer with an annual package of Rs 1.44 Crore. According to a report in Hindustan Times, 16-yr Harshit Sharma from Chandigarh will soon join Google’s graphic designing team in the US.
Harshit is a student of Class-XII (I.T) Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSS), sector 33 Chandigarh. For an initial period of 1 year Harshit will be trained by the graphic designing team and during his training, he will be paid a stipend of Rs 4lakh per month. After completion of his training, he will be paid a remuneration of Rs 12 Lakh per month.
“WHO KNEW that an average student like me will get a job in Google. I can’t share my happiness how I am feeling, it’s like a dream has come true. My hard work has paid off well,” said Harshit Sharma.
In an interview, Harshit told HT, “I kept searching for jobs online. I applied for this job in May and was interviewed online. I have been interested in graphic designing for the past 10 years. I was selected on the basis of the posters I designed.”
A few months back in December Harshit applied for the job through Google link and his marvelous graphic work got him elected, he received the appointment letter in the month of June from Google. Even for his outstanding performance in Digital India, he has been awarded Rs 7,000 by the PMO.
“When I took admission in Class XI, I opted for the IT stream and told my parents that I wanted to become a graphic designer,” he said.
Harshit’s parents are school teachers and his younger brother studies in class 10. He basically hails from Mathana in Kurukshetra, Haryana. When he was 10 years-old since then he was interested in graphic designing.
“During my school time, I used to make posters of both Bollywood and Hollywood stars and earned Rs 40,000-50,000” he added.
“I am so happy and proud. Harshit always showed interest in innovative things. He was selected on the basis of posters designed by him while doing Class XII under the supervision of his teachers. His feat will act as a morale booster for other students,” said Indra Beniwal, the principal of Harshit’s school.
While talking to India Today Tech, Google spokesperson said: “Currently, we don’t have any information on our records with respect to Harshit Sharma’s candidacy.”
However, Harshit will be leaving for California on 7th of August. We wish him all the best for his bright career.