“One’s only rival is one’s own potentialities. One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities. Everyman can be a king and must, therefore, be treated like a king.” – Abraham Maslow
Web designing, an art of designing functional websites has become one of the highly demanded skills of the 21st Century. This is also a primary requirement for most of the software job during the recent years. When did you learn your 1st programming language? Probably during the 1st year of your graduation degree. Have you ever heard the phrase, “You are the CSS of my HTML”? This girl from Kerela designed her 1st Website using HTML & CSS at the age of 6. In this article let us peep into the story of the Youngest Web Designer and the Youngest CEO from India.
This child prodigy from Kerela, designed her 1st Website when we barely know what a website is? She started using the computer when she was a 3-year old kid. She started web designing at the age of 4 when we might probably be spending time playing and watching cartoons enjoying the childhood. She is non-other than Sreelakshmi Suresh, the Youngest CEO and the Youngest Web Designer.
When she was a 3-year old kid, her father Suresh Menon who is a Lawyer, Calicut Bar Council exposed her to the greatest invention of the world, Computer. From the beginning, she used it for only painting and creating arts. Her life took a turn when her father showed her a website and told her that she can also make one. Those words inspired her and she started designing even before she started her schooling when at the age of 4.
Sreelakshmi did her schooling at the Presentation High Secondary School in Kerela. After joining the school, it didn’t take her much time to notice that her school didn’t have a website till then. She then went to the Head Mistress and told her about the idea of designing a school website.
Sreelakshmi Suresh thought that her Head Mistress might not take the idea seriously. But to her surprise, the Head Mistress called Lakshmi the very next day and discussed with her about the requirements for designing the school’s website. On 15th January 2007, the 1st School’s website designed by Lakshmi was launched by the then Forest Minister of Kerela, BinoyViswan.
From then she became famous through media and became the recipient of many awards. On 5th Jan 2009, she was honored by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of India with the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement for the year 2008 by Sonia Gandhi at the Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
In 2009, she launched her 1stStartup named edesign and handled many projects including the Government projects namely The Kerela State Website (stateofkerela.in) and the Kerela Lawyers Website. Lakshmi then started another venture named TinyLogo, which is a logo based search website. Her excellence in the field of web development gained her humungous connections making her the Brand Ambassador of InfoGroup companies and the Director of YGlobes Technologies.
Sreelakshmi Suresh in collaboration with the World Famous Rainbow Technology Inventor, Mr.Sainul Abideen and started the Online Pixel Traders in Association with the Cybrosys Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Lakshmi is currently focusing on her management skills and was doing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Kozhikode.
Every person is capable of doing great things. One needs some ignition to make great things possible and happen. No child is born to be a prodigy by birth, but their actions and capabilities would definitely make one.
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