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Flashing at the age of six

Adarsh Rao mailed me, “I want to appear for Macromedia Flash MX Designer Exam”. No, there is nothing funny or surprising about that until I realize he is “I am Adarsh Rao (6 years old)studying in 2nd class, vidya vinayalaya school, Hyderabad”. At that early age he had Macromedia Flash MX besides Adobe products like Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, Sound forge. He may definitely not be a good Flash Designer but his work is worth a look. If his works are really authentic and his own then, I really want to wish him all the best in his life ahead.

I am surprised with the interest and quality this little kid have. I have heard of many whizkid stories, I think he fits into one of those. In his mail, he was happy to say, “I am certified in Flash designing and computer Graphics and animation with 94% and 3D Max from institute of Image Malakpet Branch, Hyderabad. I made my website and my school website and has done several small projects.


He also clarified to me, “I have already studied Flash MX bible and Christopher Hayes Flash MX Designer study guide. I have given practice test on Forta’s several times”.

I would definitely mailed him back and tell him how to prepare for the Macromedia Certified Designer Certification. I know it will be a bit difficult for me to tell him something like “If you are doing projects and working on Flash for quite sometime, then it will be easy”. He is too tender for such words. You can mail him at samudralaadarsh(a)rediffmail(d0t)com, and give him some lenient advise for this Flash-Kid or leave some encouraging comments here as I will mail him this link for him to read. He is confident that he will appear for the certification this December and let us see if he gets through, I think he will be the youngest certified Professional, (sorry “Certified Kid”) if he goes through.

Update

Somewhere late November, 2003
I just called up his home at Hyderabad, India and talked to his Mother, Dr. Padma. Well, I could not talked to him as he was in bed by that time. It is learned that he started taking interest in Computers with Multimedia related stuffs around the age of three and he even made a website around a year ago and this new website that I have linked above is the recent version or the version 2 of his site. He is also good in his other educational field and not just in computers. He had been offered free education by many schools, his parents have chosen one of them – Vidya Vinalaya School. He is studying there at free of cost since last year.

Early 2004
His mother called me up one night to inform me that he had been crying ever since his Macromedia certification result came out as he failed in the same.

Beyond
I had lost touch with Adarsh Rao.

16 Comments

  1. It is always a blessing to read about young superstars such as Adarsh. To have a passion for anything in life means an outlet that brings happiness, regardless of life's other issues. To have a passion for something at the age of 6 that is then followed as well as Adarsh follows through on graphic design would be a true blessing. I wish Adarsh all the best, and hope that he remembers to just do kid type stuff once in a while also. Balance is important in life, otherwise we grow tired of the things we like and leave them behind.

  2. All the Best Adharsh...To see you here in cyber age at 6 it's a Gift!

  3. It is always a blessing to read about young superstars such as Adarsh. To have a passion for anything in life means an outlet that brings happiness, regardless of life's other issues. To have a passion for something at the age of 6 that is then followed as well as Adarsh follows through on graphic design would be a true blessing. I wish Adarsh all the best, and hope that he remembers to just do kid type stuff once in a while also. Balance is important in life, otherwise we grow tired of the things we like and leave them behind.

  4. All the Best Adharsh...To see you here in cyber age at 6 it's a Gift!

  5. All the best to you Adarsh. Good website you have.
    Keep working. Once again all the best to you Adarsh.

  6. All the best to you Adarsh. Good website you have.
    Keep working. Once again all the best to you Adarsh.

  7. God bless u Adarsh. You make us all proud. All the best.

  8. God bless u Adarsh. You make us all proud. All the best.

  9. seems Like The kid has Godess Sarswathi's grace, Keep up the good work dude, hope to hear more and more news about you in mere future....

  10. seems Like The kid has Godess Sarswathi's grace, Keep up the good work dude, hope to hear more and more news about you in mere future....

  11. We are very proud of you Master Adarsh. Keep doing great work. And I would like to meet you personally.

  12. We are very proud of you Master Adarsh. Keep doing great work. And I would like to meet you personally.

  13. Awesome!

    I am thrilled to see this. A 6 year kid flashing!
    Good Luck mate .. you will do good. Atleast hyderabad will be on limelite :) I am a hyderabadi .. you can just buzz me anytime if you need some help...

    Adios. Noor.

  14. Awesome!

    I am thrilled to see this. A 6 year kid flashing!
    Good Luck mate .. you will do good. Atleast hyderabad will be on limelite :) I am a hyderabadi .. you can just buzz me anytime if you need some help...

    Adios. Noor.

  15. I am surprised and extremely happy to see a kid having passion like this. He is really a "Wonder Kid". I wish him all the best and awaiting to see him as the youngest ever macromedia certified kid. Good luck and god bless him.

  16. I am surprised and extremely happy to see a kid having passion like this. He is really a "Wonder Kid". I wish him all the best and awaiting to see him as the youngest ever macromedia certified kid. Good luck and god bless him.

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