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Reachout's  Newsmaker

Ajay Puri
Hyderabad born child prodigy-the youngest Software Kid of The world is back in the city

Hyderabad: He has been recognized by Microsoft as 'a future talent in shaping the future of computer use'. He is the youngest to make his own home page on the Internet. He is also affectionately called as the "Mini-Microsoft Kid". He was born in the city of Hyderabad in 1996.His father Ravi Puri is Working in Century Textiles Co., Ltd-Bangkok Thailand.

Ajay started using computer since age of one & a half years. Ajay can use with ease Microsoft products like Word 2000 , Excel 2000 , PowerPoint 2000 , Outlook Express , Internet Explorer , FrontPage 2000 , Access Database . Ajay can himself send out emails with attachments . Ajay can even scan pictures . Ajay can also record video mails and email or talk live on internet. Microsoft Thailand had gifted Ajay with FrontPage 2000 for making web site which he has already mastered. 

Ajay can create web site with all hyper links, thumb nails, background music, frames , DHTML , Forms etc using FrontPage 2000 . Ajay can insert pictures, type out documents with all formatting, create graphs, sort out data list, create sub-totals, create a power point presentation with all animations and sound .He can transfer documents on to the floppy disks. He can take out prints of the various documents. Ajay can also perform routine maintenance of the computer. In Access Database Ajay can create fields , make forms for entering data , Enter data , Create SQL queries and make reports based on required data. Ajay has also mastered Macromedia FLASH 5.0 .Ajay can use Gif Animator for creating Gif images. Microsoft Thailand is helping him learn the latest software’s. 

Ajay has already appeared on CNN , BBC , CNBC , ZEE TV , Star Plus , Gemini TV , ETV and other leading TV channels of the world. He has appeared in all newspapers and magazines in Thailand and abroad . Some of the International magazines include ASIAN BUSINESS , Business in Thailand , TIME etc have featured him.


Ajay spends about 15-20 minutes a day with the computer.” His name has been sent to Guinness Book of World Record ” & Limca book of Records. Ajay has performed in front of hundreds of people by invitation of INTEL and MAN GROUP Thailand. 

Ajay has met Chandrababu Naidu ,Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh . It was a unique sight of two computer wizards meeting and talking with each other. Ajay was invited by H.E Rajinder Kumar Rai Ji who is the Indian Ambassador to Thailand. 

Ajay , the whiz kid has met the Prime Minister of India, Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 14th March 2000 in Delhi. It was a unforgetful meeting in the sense that the Youngest software kid met the Biggest Executive of India. This shows that the pregnancy period of Information & Technology is over in India .Ajay had the honor of meeting President of India Mr.K.R. Narayanan and received his blessings. Mr. Narayanan himself took Ajay around his Moghal Gardens.

Ajay was a special guest during the visit of Mr. Bill Clinton to Hyderabad where Mr. Clinton and his daughter Chelsea spoke to Ajay and were very impressed by his talent and achievements.

After creating ripples in cyber and media circles across the world with his amazing information technology skills, the  four-year-old computer whiz kid demonstrated his computer skills in the city on July 10.He was invited by the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI).

  July' 2001

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