Tanishka Deshpande at the age 12 won four titles at recently concluded sub-junior badminton championship. The determination, grit and hard work that she puts in to win a title proves her passion for the game. I had set a couple of goals for myself this year and winning the sub-junior title was one of them, said Deshpande, who won the single and doubles title in two categories—under-13 and under-15. Her performance at this tournament has helped her book her place in the sub-junior team for the state championship. She does not shy away from talking about the hard work, the sleepless night that she has spent, thinking about the tournament. Deshpande picked up the racquet at the age of nine. Her family feels that the credit goes to her senior coach Vivek Joshi, who transformed her into a better badminton player.
He worked in the farms during holidays to get into law school. He has
been working as a farmhand during his holidays to earn money to pay
for his education. Today, the 18-yearold has been admitted to an undergraduate course at National Law School University of India (NLSUI)
after getting 42nd rank in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). His father, a marginal farmer, often drove a truck to make ends meet, while his mother is illiterate. Poverty should not be a reason to give up studies, he said. If you want to achieve something in life, you have to work hard. I plan to take up a part time job during my vacation in Bengaluru to cover my personal expenses, he added. He scored CGPA 10 in the Class 10 CBSE board exams and 94.6% in Class 12. In 2014, Anil passed the IIT JEE Advanced, and was ranked 1, 250 in CLAT, which got him a seat in NLSUI, Guwahati. But his dream was to pursue law in NLSUI, Bengaluru.
Meghna Unnikrishnan a Class V student of The Schram Academy School, Maduravoyal, Chennai, presented her painting Voice of Little Hearts to Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi. It was a memorable moment for all of us. Her painting will become the cover page for the book published by Propel Steps, which will tell stories of children from various strata of the society and the book will be published in 12 Indian languages and will be free for all kids. The book will address issues related to problems of children from poverty, child labour, harassment, parental pressure, psychological problems, child trafficking, slavery etc. Meghna has also won prizes in various painting competitions like: Clint Memorial International Painting Competition organized by Kerala Tourism Department, UNESCO painting competition on Gender Equality in Education at Bangkok, Thailand, Chennai Government Museum Children’s Day Contest and so on.
Inspiration Senior Secondary School, Kathgodam, in Uttarakhand aims at
imparting a complete and quality education for the students as not only
by the way of formidably high academic standards, but also by developing all faculties intellectual, physical and spiritual. And providing various platforms for students to exhibit their talents. As a student from class 10 Shiva Budhlakoti, won Silver medal in State level Taekwondo championship event organized by School Games Federation of India.
A Class 5 student from Noida makes India proud, by winning the biggest maths puzzle championship which was held in the US. KenKen is a grid-based numerical puzzle that uses basic math operations while challenging the logic and problem-solving skills of participants. It is recognised by NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, USA), an independent authority, as a powerful tool to build reasoning skills in kids.There were around 35,000 Indian students from 200 schools and 16 states participated in the elimination rounds. The championship was held for three categories – Delta for students of grade 3 to 5, Kappa for students of grade 6 to 9 and Sigma for grade 10 onwards.