India, Oct. 16 -- HT Codeathon, one of India's biggest Coding initiatives of its kind, is designed to promote coding skills among school students. Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age as it is the key to communicate with computers. Having children learn coding at a young age prepares them for the future. As a creative educator, I was looking for a distinctive way to include coding in our curriculum.

When our Principal, Seema Jerath, mentioned HT Codeathon, I was thrilled with the idea. Could there be a better way to introduce coding to students in a competitive and fun-filled manner?

The entire course is divided into self-explanatory modules in the form of videos, quizzes and projects. Students not only learn a language but app...