Every Summer holidays we travel to different places in India for a family vacation. Last year we travelled to Jim Corbett National Park and stayed very close to the national park.

Early morning at 5am we left our resort to visit the jungle to see animals in the wild. This was our first ever experience and we were scared as we entered the jungle in an open jeep. Our guide told us not to worry, he asked us to be quite while we travel through the jungle so that the animals do not get disturbed. He also gave us binoculars to see animals from a distance. Following his instructions made us see many animals in the wild and this experience was amazing.

Our resort had adventure sports area. My father encouraged us to try the adventure activities like climbing a tower using a rope net, zip line, Burma bridge & monkey trail. These were tough activities and I was very scared. My father and the trainers encouraged us and told me that they will help and teach me how to complete these activities. There was lot of safety equipment as well, so both my sister and me decided to do these activities. Both of us completed all the activities without any problems and enjoyed doing it as well. Our parents were very proud of us and the trainers also appreciated our effort. At a young age, we learnt to overcome our fears and try out such difficult task and complete it which was just amazing.

Completing these activities gave us confidence and we did not fear such tough task anymore. When we travelled to Goa we tried this again and did it without any fear. We learnt that if we remove fear of failure from our minds than anything is possible. This experience has made me feel strong and confident to tackle any difficult task

Juhi Choithramani 3B

Arya Vidya Mandir Bandra (W)