I am glad that you asked. The answer lies in how we spend our days in this 21st century. We are surrounded by computers, smart phones, internet and technology. And in everything, there is some programming in it. So nothing is more diverse and interesting than computer programming these days. You can choose to program for computers or smart phones or you can build applications for iOS or Android, you can also program for navigation systems used in rockets, air planes or large ships, you can also write software to teach kids, or be used in schools, banks, large corporations. Even this site is enabled by computer programming. These days there are lots of new fields like machine learning (like weather or earthquake prediction), artificial intelligence (like human like robots) and space science, all of them need a lot of computer programmers. So the scope is immense, and so are your choices. Also this is very interesting. It's like painting with colors, when u have all the colors you can paint anything you want, even a Monalisa, similarly when you know how to program, you can build anything, it's very powerful indeed.
Tirtha recommends the following next steps:
- Always pay attention to your studies, every assignment in each subject is equally important. To get admission to a good school for your undergraduate studies, you will need an all-round performance.
- Read a lot and be curious.
- Start learning about computers first, visit computer museums in your city or the next time wherever you travel to.
- Start learning basics of programming, get a group of friends in your school and learn or program together. Take up a project to work on as a group, you will learn a lot.