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Parents of child prodigy seek govt support

Parents of child prodigy seek govt support
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The parents of the 16-year-old child prodigy, Kasibhatta Samhitha who recently completed her Engineering with 9.5 GPA in the final semester and with 8.85 cumulative GPA sought state government support for her further studies in a premier institute like IIT within the State.  

Rajendranagar: The parents of the 16-year-old child prodigy, Kasibhatta Samhitha who recently completed her Engineering with 9.5 GPA in the final semester and with 8.85 cumulative GPA sought state government support for her further studies in a premier institute like IIT within the State.

Speaking to media persons along with CBIT president D Sandhya Sree and Principal Dr R Sreedhar Rao at CBIT (Gandipet) from where she studied her Engineering, the parents LN Kasibhatta and Geetha hoped that the State government would recognize the young talent and provide her support and recognition towards fulfilling her dreams. Her father, Kasibhatta said that even though her daughter was getting offers from IITs of Bengaluru, Pune and Dehradun, but they would like her to study in Telangana.

This child prodigy became Telangana’s youngest engineer, following announcement of results in June. Normally, a student has to be around the age of 22 when he/she graduates in engineering, however Samhitha achieved that at the age of 16. She passed Intermediate Exams held in March 2014 conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education in United Andhra Pradesh, at the age of 12 securing 89% in MPC stream. She passed tenth class at 10 years of age with 8.8 GPA (10 out of 10 grade points in both Mathematics and science) held in March 2012.

Amongst her achievements, she received State Best Child Award 2007 for exceptional achievement, from late Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy. Besides this, at the tender age of 5, she presented a 16-page write-up on the solar system and got appreciation from former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Later was appreciated by the First Woman President of India, Pratibha Patil, for article and drawing on terrorism.

Former prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh presented an ‘Appreciation Letter’ during the same time. She requested him to propose a policy to further increase National Income (income in terms of goods rather than money income). A 30-minute special appointment was also given to her from the Governor of AP & Telangana, ESL Narasimhan.

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