The Talk Show held in Udgam School Auditorium today was nothing short of an eye opener. It was a guiding push given to the students of Class X by their seniors. No amount of career guidance can be as effective as when you learn about the real picture from your own seniors, as they say ‘from the horse’s mouth’. Following this Mrs. Sharmistha Sinha, Secondary School teacher, moderated a talk show that is sure to make students of Class X be the final judge and decide their subject options better in Senior Secondary.
Students of Class XI, Saumya Gupta, Rutvik Shukla, Ritika Kapoor, Jahanvi Shah and Ishita Shah, toppers in the examinations held in the first half of the academic year, spoke at length to the students of Class X about the right choice of stream after Class X. Simply going with the flow and taking up Science is not recommended. One should have the dedication, passion and aptitude for the subjects. They stressed on the difficulty level of Class XI as compared to Class X and the amount of effort that students need to put in, the vagaries of coaching classes, the need to forsake hobbies and sports, constant fatigue, health issues and the 24 hour regime that goes into the day of a student of Science. The transition from Class X to XI is nothing short of a quantum leap. So it is better to be sure of one’s abilities and aptitude before taking the leap. They also generated awareness about the hyped results of coaching centres and the negative issues associated with not being able to clear JEE or AIPMT.
There are so many options that are available to students these days that they should take the CBSE conducted SGAI aptitude scores seriously and follow their passion. The old cliché about following the heart to reach the goal is very true and more relevant now with so many options available. And thereafter one should put in 100% effort regardless of the chosen field of endeavour. The bottomline is one should be happy…and pursuing a goal that is close to the heart ensures that. And if one is sure of the goal then no amount of effort and sacrifice can unnerve her/him.