21 May 2019: This 13-year-old boy helps aspirants crack the UPSC IAS exam
There are many online platforms and coaching institutes for UPSC preparation. However, a 13-year-old boy is helping lakhs of aspirants prepare for the exam. Amar Sathwik Thogiti is only in Class-9 but is already training Civil Services aspirants.
Here's all about the boy wonder.
Details: Amar started YouTube Channel back in 2016 at 10
He was born in Telangana's Mancherial. He started the YouTube Channel back in 2016 when he was just 10 years old. Today, "Learn with Amar" has over 2.35 lakh subscribers.
YouTube Channel: Amar's younger brother also produces videos on YouTube
On the YouTube Channel, Amar teaches Geography and provides tricks for remembering names and locations of countries, terrains/territories, water bodies, etc. and posts videos based on aspirants' requests.
He also plans to teach Economics and Political Science on the channel.
Amar's younger brother, Angh Vignesh, has also joined him and has already produced about 13 videos on the YouTube Channel.
Teaching: His father saw interest in Amar and taught him geography
Amar said that he has learned some of the hacks from his father Goverdhan Achary Thogiti, who is a government school teacher a resource person for the training of teachers in the Mancherial district.
"I liked playing with Atlas since I was in Class 5. My father saw the interest in me and started teaching me geography," he said.
Fact: We received a good response: Amar on his first video
On how he started publishing YouTube videos, Amar said, "Once, during our sessions (with his father), I enacted teaching a lesson in geography when my mother (was) recording a video and uploaded it online. We received...good response and have been publishing videos since then."
UPSC aspirant: Want to make the country a better place: Amar
Amar, who aspires to become an IAS officer, wants to work with the government for making the country corruption-free.
"I want to become an IAS officer and make the country a better place. There are many rules in our country but they are not followed or implemented well. When I...become an IAS officer, I will ensure better execution," said Amar.
Fact: Amar on the negative comments he receives
Amar said he also receives negative comments sometimes. "We...receive negative comments sometimes, especially when there are disputed territories involved. Since I only work on the videos in weekends and on weekdays I focus on my school curriculum, it does not bother me much," Amar said.
Their father: Goverdhan Achary says his sons are gifted
Goverdhan Achary, who believes his sons are gifted, said, "My sons are talented. I teach them the same tricks I teach other teachers. Both grasp things quickly."
"I will send my child to study in the city after Class 10 but till that time they are here, I wish to teach them to pursue knowledge and the best of themselves," their father said.