Having developed programmes for several companies, the youngster won global fourth rank at the Codeforces competition in 2016 and even won a 100 per cent scholarship from IBM. The final year student at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, during his first year at the Institute, noticed how many failed to create anything despite four years of training at the Institute. Realising that this is the issue in most places, he decided to start a programming club where students were trained on problem-solving and building things.
Despite getting nothing in return for all that he does, Ashish said that it makes him happy. He started the programming club to help other students. Another problem he addressed was the lack of women in the industry. Having done his research, he was shocked to learn that three in every 10 women drop out of the field due to various reasons – despite having got great marks. This encouraged him to convince his Institute to start holding events for women alone.
Ashish also keeps himself occupied by volunteering with organisations that help single mothers and children. He went to a village last month in Manjakuddi to teach the students there with the help of Swami Dayananda Educational Trust. He also keeps himself occupied through a coding club called ‘Bluescreen’, which he and his friends started in his college to help students get internships and improve their technology skills.