World’s youngest theoretical author honoured by SGPC

World’s youngest theoretical author honoured by SGPC

young achiever: SGPC officials honour Onkar Singh in Amritsar on Friday. photo: Vishal kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 7

At the age of 10, when most children are learning to become friends with books, Onkar Singh started his research to begin writing his first book. At 12, in 2018 he managed to do so in two months’ time, writing and publishing his first book, “When the Time Stops”. He penned the book based on the stories he used to dream about, about theories of time. He never imagined that he would become the world’s youngest theoretical author as mentioned in his world record feat.

“It was a big surprise and huge encouragement for me when my name was listed as World’s Youngest Theoretical Author. I also received the world’s youngest webmaster (male)’ certification from World Record Certification Limited, London, in 2019,” said Onkar, 14, who was in Amritsar along with his mother as he was honoured by the SGPC for his achievements.

Hailing from Jammu, Onkar received the President’s award, the BAL Shakti Puraskar 2020, on Republic Day with 49 other child achievers who were awarded for their innovation and achievements in the field of science, technology, social work and creative arts.

“It was a proud moment for me as I received the award from the President and I took part in the Republic Day parade. It was really exciting,” he shared. An avid reader and writer, Onkar says this is just beginning. He now plans to write a book on Sikh history. “I want to pen a book on Guru Tegh Bahadur’s life that will be titled “Shield of India” and I will dedicate it to the 500th Prakash Purb of Guru Tegh Bahadur next year. I plan to write it in Punjabi and translate the book in English and Hindi as well.” His other favourite activity is creating websites. Currently, he has created 57 websites, mostly related to books, writing and publishing online content.

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