It is good to be blessed with an intelligent bent of mind. For creativity, however, high level of intelligence may not be a prerequisite. Nek Chand, the creator of Rock Garden, Chandigarh is a burning example. In the same way, for invention or discovery, one need not have a stereo typed normal brain. Great scientists of the order of Einstein or Newton were not normal children by traditional standards, to start with. Nevertheless, they succeeded in not only impressing the World but they also left a long felt impact on day to day life by their inventions.
At the other extreme, there are scientists, such as, Stephen Hawking who continues to excel despite being inflicted with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in his thirties. Still at another extreme, we have some bright minds, who complete a course at a relatively younger age, but not all of them taste success in tune with their initial prowess. Also many unsung heroes changing the lot of oppressed masses by their silent, yet determined actions do not get noticed.
All said and done, human mind has been always curious to know the background & making of a genius. Such a curiosity has led to long gestation research on cloning, (outcome of which may not have found acceptance). But to ‘programme’ a genius child is rarest of the rare phenomenon. It means initiating the conception process at the right time of the day or night and to have right diet beforehand and mental state (mood).
Prof. Tulsi Narayan Prasad, a Supreme Court Advocate and a serious practitioner of Astro-genetics, whose 20 year old son Dr. Tathagat Avatar Tulsi has become country’s youngest Professor ( of Physics) at IIT, Mumbai, claims to have ‘planned’ for his child well before he was actually born. Soon after his birth, Prof. Prasad had declared that the sex of to be born child could be manipulated. He goes on to add that through the science of eugenics one can ensure that a child will achieve the desired traits.
Tathagat, named among the World’s seven most gifted youngsters in 2003 and hailed widely as a child prodigy, finished high school at the age of nine, B.Sc at the age of ten and M.Sc before experiencing his twelfth spring. His super-intelligence apart, he was confronted with adjustment problems with his peer group. Nevertheless, he was destined to learn the art of pretending to be normal. How he copes up with his bright students now, remains to be observed and researched. An ardent follower of Albert Einstein, his dream is to win a Nobel Prize. Needless to say, his future research has to be keenly followed.
More than anything else, it is the spirit of getting things done with right intentions which matters in the ultimate analysis. Honesty and sincerity have the potential to produce vital and influential force to perform arduous tasks. With proper guidance and impetus even ordinary people can produce extraordinary results. They should not compromise on their zeal and commitment.