Chandigarh, July 30 -- A Chandigarh student has been selected by the internet giant Google for icon designing.

Harshit Sharma, who completed Class 12 from the Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 33, this year, will be leaving for the US in August.

Selected for Google's special programme, he will be trained initially for a year. During this period, he will receive a stipend of Rs 4 lakh per month. On completing the training, he will receive Rs 12 lakh per month.

The information was released by government officials on Saturday. They said Google has told him to join by mid-August.

Hailing from Mathana in Kurukshetra, Haryana, the 16-year-old had taken up information technology in Class 12.

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