The news of Harshit Sharma, a 12 standard boy studying at a government school in Chandigarh being offered Rs 1.44 crore by Google has been doing the rounds on the internet for the past few days. The news went viral like wildfire as soon as the boy revealed his apparent selection with Google at such an enormous package. The public relations department of Chandigarh even released a statement, congratulating the boy for his huge achievement. Well, there comes a twist to this story as Google has now refuted this much-publicized news. A spokesperson from Google India said that there has no such record of the boy’s candidacy.
About the Genius
Harshit Sharma, the genius who bagged a high paying job with Google is a 16-year-old boy from Chandigarh. He originally hails from Mahana, a small town in Kurukshetra Haryana. Harshit is a student of Class XII (IT stream) of Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 33-B of Chandigarh. The parents of the student are teachers.
Harshit alleges that he has a keen interest in graphics and he has always wanted to be a graphic designer. He claimed that he had applied for this job in May and was interviewed online. He was selected on the basis of the posters he has designed.
Revelation of the news
The news of the 16-year-old Harshit landing a job in Google went viral on the social media. The boy with extraordinary graphics skills will join the search giant as a graphic designer. He was offered INR 1.44 crore, which stands at INR 12 lakh a month. Firstly, he was supposed to get training in graphic designing with a monthly stipend of Rs 4 lakh for a year.
Harshit on being interviewed told that it was a dream come true for him. He always wished to be a graphic designer. Information on his Facebook account read, ‘Works at Google’, ‘living in California’. However, soon after Google denied the news of Harshit being hired, two phone numbers of the boy were switched off.
On Tuesday, the director of school education, Rubinderjit Singh Brar said: “I am inquiring into the matter. I can only comment by tomorrow.” Indra Beniwal, the school’s Principal informed that Harshit came to her and told her about Google’s offer. However, she denied having seen any such offer letter by Google.
Google’s take on the news
As soon as the news of the Chandigarh boy struck to Google, a representative from Google came forward with a report that it does not have any information about the Chandigarh student’s employment at Google. Google further clarified that it does not recruit any person directly from schools anywhere in the world. The tech-giant denied the authenticity of the news by explaining no such “Google Link” exists as alleged by the 16-year-old.