ALL OUR DREAMS CAN COME TRUE, IF WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO PURSUE THEM.” 

This quote is from my favourite personality, Walt Disney. Reading is one of my favourite hobbies and I enjoy reading different kinds of books. I believe they are our eyes to the world, giving us knowledge and teaching us how to lead our lives through stories and personal experiences.

I am a passionate chess player, participating in numerous Chess tournaments where I often face tough opponents. My parents always tell me to be calm, brave and not lose focus. I would be bored hearing that every time, not listening to my mother, while answering, “OK.Mom.”

In one such Tournament, I reached the final round. I was very nervous as I played, but I remembered what my parents had said— Keep the focus and be calm. I played with utmost concentration and won the match, coming in the top 5.  

That day, I thanked my parents and apologised to my mother for not listening to her before. I realised that when I was faced with difficulty, I had applied my mother’s lesson of keeping my focus and staying calm— that is what I know as EXPERIENCE. It taught me that we don’t start walking when we are born. It is only when we fall down that we get up and learn to walk. We all learn from experience and by DOING. We must obey our elders and learn from their advice as they have experience. 

In the recently concluded ICC World Cup Final, I was very nervous who would win, but as the game showed us— No game is over, till the last bowl is bowled. I have also learnt from experience that that I must not give up till the end and have faith in my abilities.

By- Vivaan Bhutta

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V.C.W Arya Vidya Mandir