Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Multi-talent blossoming at a tender age
Most of the teenagers extracurricular activity is limited to watching cricket or playing virtual games on a PC or hanging out with friends on weekends, while for this 14-year-old boy its different.
KM Karthik, a 9th standard student of St Joseph's Central School, is the multi- talented boy who has bagged several National and State level awards and has bagged gold, silver and bronze medals in Swimming, Karate, Trekking expedition, Dance and Singing competitions, Sports, Adventure Sports training and demo.
In addition to playing foot-ball and cricket, he also plays bugle for the school band. Being a good swimmer, photographer, skater, singer, dancer, Karnatak Vocal recital, and an adventure enthusiast. He has participated in 15 roller skating events and has represented State in several other competitions including Boogie Woogie talent search programme.
Karthik has done a Rapelling Demo at Podar International, Hassan and as a member of IAMAS team trained probationary Police Sub Inspectors of Karnataka Police Academy in a night march held at Kunti Hills.
Karthik has put on his skating wheels at the tender age of three and alongside has practiced martial arts Karate, in which he acquired a Brown belt at the age of seven. But from past couple of months he has stopped practicing Karate.
In a Himalayan trekking he undertook in May 2011, he successfully scaled the Rumtu peak situated at a height of 13,000 ft in Parvathi Range, Kulu Manali Region of Himachal Pradesh. He has even underwent white water rafting in Veas (Himalayas) and has also participated in National Goan Trekking expedition held last year.
Speaking to Express Karthik said, ''I want to become an Aeronautical engineer and to realize that dream, I am leaning the basics of making miniature air craft models at Aero Dreams. I don't want to waste time and am grateful for my parents and mentors for providing the opportunity to learn so many things.'
Karthik is the proud son of Suma and Mahesh Kumar, a professional photographer. His mother Suma said, ' Karthik wont waste time and is always busy even during weekends with his activities.