Alwar's Imran Khan speaks to mid-day, after PM Modi's praise
Imran Khan, a teacher from Rajasthan, who has developed 52 education-oriented mobile apps for students since 2012, is elated after being hailed by PM Narendra Modi in his Wembly speech
Q) How do you feel that the Prime Minister referred to your contribution on an international stage? Did you expect the same?
A) It's unexpected for me. PM Sir has given me this great honour.
Imran Khan. Pic/YouTube
Q) What inspired you to come up with this application? How much you had to spend for the same and did you get any technical/financial support from any software company? Explain the app's functioning?
A) All my apps are for students and exam aspirants. I developed them by myself and no one has taken and received any technical and financial support for any cooperation. My applications provide content for students from remote areas in Hindi media.
Q) What is your salary and family background? How much would you have earned, had these applications been sold in the open market?
A) I am a government teacher of Sanksrit from Rajasthan and earn a government employee's salary. All my applications are freely available on Google Play Store and can be downloaded by anyone for free.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Indian community at Wembley stadium in London. Pic/PTI
Q) Did any national or international software company approach you, with a job offer? If yes, then why you did you deny?
A) I am currently not in a situation to answer this question.
Q) Are you working on any similar software? Do you have any future plans and advice for students?
A) Yes. I am working on a "Bal Guru" application that can provide content to student that can help them learn in a playful method.