“The winners in life think constantly in terms of ‘I can, I will, I am’
It gives us immense pride in announcing that 13 medals were won by students of Deepalaya School Kalkaji Extension at the recently concluded South Zone Athletic Meet organized by the Directorate of Education. This achievement has not only boosted their morale but also strengthened their determination to work hard and move ahead towards the path of success and glory.
Rahul, Rohit, Musheb, Hemant, Ramkesh, Anurag, Priya, Vivek,Anju, and
Shaheen Bano are the 10 diamonds who dreamt of winning and lived upto making it come true. Now without further ado, let’s see what the ecstatic Ramkesh, Musheb and Hemant have to say.
Hemant, the son of a watchman wants to continue in his stint in the field of sports and wants to become a sportsman. “I have earlier participated in many sports competition and won many prizes. However this time I was afraid in the beginning of the race, but once I began running all the fear went away and the feeling to win automatically conquered my mind. I am overwhelmed that I came 2nd in 100m race,” says an excited Hemant.
Ramkesh, is a student of class X who aspires to become an architect, who loves to play sports and is an active participant in various sports activities in school. “My parents were so proud of me when they came to know that I have come 2nd in 400m race. I feel like I am God’s favourite child for getting a supportive family and a second home like Deepalaya. I am a star already for my parents and among my relatives and friends.”
“It all started with racing amongst my friends and jogging in the nearby Park early in the morning. I soon realized that athletics and football is what I crave for. I was so happy to have been selected for the Zonal level competition. Ajit sir always helped me and guided me. I would not have been made here without constant support from my family and teachers,” says 13 year old Musheb who secured 3rd position in 400m Race.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths”. These famous lines by Walt Disney holds true for students of Deepalaya’s Special Unit.
While the whole of India is anxiously trying to get a glimpse of the highly popular F1 drivers, 6 students of the Special Unit got a golden chance of not only meeting but also interacting and spending some quality time with them.
In a recent ceremony organized by Jaypee Group of Companies-the company organizing the Formula-1 Race in India, the students and staff came face to face with the F1 drivers and had a worthwhile interaction with them.
The ceremony was organized to get the 180 paintings autographed by the F-1 racers. Out of the 180 paintings, 10 were made by Deepalaya students and were appreciated a lot by everyone present there. The paintings will be auctioned soon and the amount raised from the same will be utilized for the benefit of these students.
“The students were so excited to meet the F1 drivers. Our students were also motivated with the positive reception their paintings gained.I am sure that in future also our students will give their 100 per cent for activities like these,” said Sangeeta Kardam, Occupational Therapist and Senior Officer Programme at Special Unit.
At the time when others were busy getting autographs on their shirts and papers, Reena, Brijesh,Pooja, Puneet, Rakesh and Digamber got autographs on the cards made by them. While Reena was excited to get clicked with none other than Narain Karthikeyan, the others were not far behind and got a good picture with Michael Schumacher.
It was indeed a memorable and awakening experience for the young Deepalayans. The morale of the pupils was boosted with so many admiring their work and talent. This would be an indelible experience for the students to achieve new heights and make us all proud.
As aptly said, “Cherish your visions and you dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements”.