Dhinesh loves Silambam, a weapon-based Indian martial art, and recently won the first prize in the state-level Silambam championship. Inspired by his Silambam teacher, Dhinesh dreams of becoming a police inspector to serve the country and help everyone. He also wants to become a Silambam master.
The son of a daily wage worker, Dhinesh joined Isha Vidhya Nagercoil in LKG on a scholarship and is encouraged by his parents to do well academically. Besides having a keen interest in sports, Dhinesh is especially interested in science as he's fascinated by inventions.
Dhinesh is now in Grade 8 and very appreciative of the importance given to sports at Isha Vidhya. He finds the teaching methodology and the atmosphere at the school stimulating.
Aarthi, a Class 11 student of Isha Vidhya Salem, was drawn to architecture and interior design during a school field trip to the Airavateswara temple at Tanjavur, Dharasuram, a few years back.
She says, “I was impressed by the intricate designs on the walls of the temples and thought I should pursue this as a career.” She then began browsing the Internet and was amazed by the temples at Mahabalipuram. This cemented her desire to study architecture.
Aarthi has been a class topper and has also won prizes in throw ball and tennikoit at the zonal level. She says that her teachers’ encouraging words, “You can do it, you have such good skills,” inspire her to do well in academics.
She aims to do well in Class 12 and gain admission to Anna University, Chennai, and become an architect with innovative styles for common good. She also wants to build low-cost housing for the poor.
Nishanthini loves talking and has compered at school functions and celebrations. She has also participated in drama competitions in school and won prizes. She says that her teachers helped her in identifying her talent and motivating her to hone it.
In her keenness for this vocation, she listens to FM radio on the mobile and watches music channels and live anchoring shows on TV, and is inspired to follow in the footsteps of popular TV anchors like Vijay TV's Priyanka.
Nishanthini joined Isha Vidhya Cuddalore in UKG on a scholarship and is now in Grade 10. Her parents are grateful for the quality education, scholarship, safety, free transport, mid-day meal, and teachers' care that their daughter receives.
Nishanthini is driven to excel due to her family's economic condition – her father is a daily wage earner. She has been a class leader and a class topper; she hopes to excel in Grade 10 too.
Ajaykumar, who just completed Grade 12 from Isha Vidhya Salem, has appeared for the NDA exams and is eagerly awaiting the results.
He is inspired to become a jet-fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman (an Indian Air Force fighter pilot).
Ajaykumar says, “It's my duty to protect my motherland from terrorism and wars. Reading biographies of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and watching movies like Border and Kargil motivate me.” Ajaykumar, who studied on a scholarship, loves Maths, Physics, and Computer Science. He was a class topper and also won prizes in Kabaddi at the zonal level. His parents feel happy and proud of his decision to protect the nation.
Alumni Abisheik and Atkshayapon were keen on athletics and worked in tandem to outshine each other when they were in school together. Their efforts helped them touch new heights of success; they both won gold medals at the SNS junior athletic meet in high jump and many other prizes in athletics.
The comparisons made between them by their teachers at Isha Vidhya Coimbatore were encouraging to the siblings. Quite naturally, their favorite was the Physical Education class, and then Science.
Besides sharing lunch and traveling to school together, the siblings also had fun going for zonal meets together. They say that being in the same school made them feel they could meet one another at any time.
Both are good in studies but have different career goals. The older Abisheik is inspired by business magnate Elon Musk and is pursuing mechanical engineering at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College and eventually wants to set up his own business. Atkshayapon is inspired by her father and wants to pursue medicine – she's studying for The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).
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