J-K youth who won digital skills contest recalls challenges

NEW DELHI: He comes from a state where Internet bans and stone-pelting incidents have hogged headlines in the recent past.

But, against all odds, Prince Sumberia (21) of Jammu and Kashmir won an Asia-level digital skills competition in Singapore, edging out competitors from six other countries.

The 2nd year B.Tech student of a Jammu college was not even sure if he would be able to procure passport for visiting Singapore.

“A relative of mine went to Srinagar to get the passport at a time when stone-peltings were quite frequent. I was not very sure if I would be able to get it, until I actually got it,” he said.

Perhaps these challenges made him more determined as he overcame stiff competition from students from Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Bhutan and Vietnam in the finale on July 20. (AGENCIES)


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