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Success story # 2

Name: Srivardan Balaji

Srivardan who is currently in Grade 11, has always been a systematic, disciplined and a well behaved boy. He looks for perfection within himself and also makes sure whatever he does, turns out to be the best. Beyond successful in his studies, he is also a successful person, in learning life skills from his parents ,practising it and lives his life with values. Srivardan was awarded the first prize for his research paper presentation in the event Episteme held at Infosys November 2018.He is the inspiration for his peers, others and also made his parents proud.

Awarded first prize for his research paper presentation in the event Episteme held at Infosys
November 2018.

Sri Vardan Answers

1.Have you set any goals during your 10th or 12th? If yes, do you write down your goals? Were your goals yours or your parents?
No, I just wanted to give my best and score good marks in the board exams.
2.What’s your insight on Hard work Vs Smart work?
There is no substitute to hard work. Hard work is essential for making the foundation strong. Smart work comes to play after making the foundation strong with hard work. For example, how to attempt the question paper, writing according to the marks allotted requires smart work.
3.How did you Manage exam stress? How did you handle your fears?
How many hours did you sleep during exam time?
I used to study regularly from the beginning. I used to take breaks in between while studying. All these helped me to manage stress. My parents also did not put much pressure on me. Light channelling meditation taught by my parents also helped. I used to have 7-8 hrs of good sleep in a day.
4. Were you allowed/permitted to use gadgets? If yes span of time?
Yes, I was allowed to use gadgets for educational purposes, to download question papers and sample papers and to get my doubts cleared. Timing depended on the requirement of the purpose.
5.How conscious were you towards accessing it?
My parents did not put any constraints on me, but I restrained myself and used these gadgets judiciously.
6.What was your self-talk/mindset when you faced challenges and what’s one thing that motivated you to bounce back?
A challenge is anything that brings with it an opportunity for progress. I took my challenges positively and overcame them. The trust and hope my parents and teachers kept on me motivated me to work towards success.
7. Were you independent in studying, framing your time schedule or your parents guided you in the process?
I was independent regarding my studies. Whenever I had a doubt, I seeked help from my parents.
8.How many hours in a day did you spend towards preparation for board exams? Did you practice mock test and previous years papers?
I devoted 6-8 hrs per day towards studies during exam time. Yes, I practiced previous years papers and sample papers from CBSE website.
9.Are you an early riser? Do you have a physical exercise routine? If yes What is it?
No.I used to cycle everyday for atleast 10-15 mins in fresh air.
10.How did you manage your overwhelming feeling sometimes?
I took things as it came on a day-to-day basis.
11.What mantra or approach that you believe and follow in achieving
your success path?
Put your best efforts and do not worry about the outcome.

Sangeetha Balaji Sri vardan mother say’s

Srivardan has been always systematic in his studies from his childhood.So I always had confidence in him.As parents we didn’t any put pressure on him. We supported him by providing good environment to study, taught him meditation and guided him only whenever he sought any help. We used to discuss variety of subjects with him ranging from politics, sports, entertainment, our community problems and people to keep him stress free and take his opinion on them. I feel that these  things helped him in shape as a better person.

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