Dubai-based Indian Student Uses stay-at-home Time to Write Book on Computer Programming

Dubai: A Dubai-based Indian student used his stay-at-home time due to the Covid-19 pandemic to write a book on computer programming, a media report said.

The Khaleej Times report published on Saturday said that the 12-year-old Amritesh Banerjee, the class 8 student of Cambridge International School, Dubai, is not only a published writer, but is also coaching students virtually.

“It took me four months to complete this book. The paperback version was launched in September. The online version will be launched on October 15, which is the World Students’ Day,” said Amritesh.

“My father got 5,000 likes on his LinkedIn profile after he posted my book. That’s when people started approaching him, saying their children, who are my age, needed guidance on the subject.

“So I’ve held a few online classes as peer-to-peer learning can prove to be immensely helpful in understanding concepts. My father has always reiterated … that learning is about sharing,” the Khaleej Times report quoted the student as saying.

Amritesh, who loves all things mathematics, has already learnt multiple computer programming languages, developed video games and also customised an AI chatbot.

“My Grade 7 IT teacher in the school really inspired me to take up this project. My father further guided me. Gradually, I started getting interested in it and got so absorbed that I could not stop. I ended up writing 5,000 words, which turned into a book.

“So, this book provides all the real-world solutions to those who are venturing into the world of Python programming. Therefore, this book is for beginners. Soon, I intend to undertake a project for advanced levels, too,” he said.

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Dubai-based Indian student writes book on computer programming : The Tribune India

Dubai, October 4

A Dubai-based Indian student used his stay-at-home time due to the Covid-19 pandemic to write a book on computer programming, a media report said.

The Khaleej Times report published said that the 12-year-old Amritesh Banerjee, a Class VIII student of Cambridge International School, Dubai, is not only a published writer, but is also coaching students virtually.

“It took me four months to complete this book. The paperback version was launched in September. The online version will be launched on October 15, which is the World Students’ Day,” said Amritesh.

“My father got 5,000 likes on his LinkedIn profile after he posted my book. That’s when people started approaching him, saying their children, who are my age, needed guidance on the subject.

“So I’ve held a few online classes as peer-to-peer learning can prove to be immensely helpful in understanding concepts. My father has always reiterated … that learning is about sharing,” the Khaleej Times report quoted the student as saying.

Amritesh, who loves all things mathematics, has already learnt multiple computer programming languages, developed video games and also customised an AI chatbot.

“My Class VII IT teacher in the school really inspired me to take up this project. My father further guided me. Gradually, I started getting interested in it and got so absorbed that I could not stop. I ended up writing 5,000 words, which turned into a book.

“So, this book provides all the real-world solutions to those who are venturing into the world of Python programming. Therefore, this book is for beginners. Soon, I intend to undertake a project for advanced levels, too,” he said. IANS

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Student seeks mayor’s aid to get gadget for online class


AN EDUCATION student belonging to a poor family in Capas town, Tarlac province has sought the help of Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan to get a new laptop for her online classes.

Erica Gracia personally wrote the mayor a letter explaining the economic status of their family.

She said her father used to work as a construction worker while her mother is a house help.

The student told Catacutan that her old phone is no longer reliable.

“Nahihirapan po kasi akong mag-online class dahil sa aking phone. Kailangan po kasi ng bawat oras o minuto ay hindi nakatanggal sa pagkaka-charge,” she said.

Gracia said she needs to use Zoom and Google Meet applications but her phone is not compatible.

The student added she has to borrow gadgets from her cousins and schoolmates just to submit her requirements.

“Minsan ay pinilit kong gamitin ang aking phone kaso nahila ko sa pagkaka-charge at dahil dun hindi po ako nakapagsubmit,” she said.

Catacutan immediately acquired a brand new laptop and donated it to Gracia.

The mayor stressed the need to support programs on education especially the scholarship of students belonging to poor families.

Catacutan recently distributed educational assistance to some 76 poor but deserving students of Capas town.

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