Hello everyone!! Hope you are doing well 🙂
I have something to share with you all. I had mentioned this in one of my award posts and here I’ll elaborate on this..!!!
I had recently written the IOEL exam and I had mentioned that I had bagged the gold medal, but there’s another surprise….guess what?? My board results were out, and that very evening the press reporters and journalists visited my house……!!!!
And I featured in a T.V. interview!!! There was a bright smile on my parents’ face when they saw my picture (along with theirs) in the morning newspapers and my interview on the news channel (though State news and not the National news channel!!).
I am so, so happy!! I can’t express it. Not because of my results but because of the fact that I could match my parents’ expectations, I could fulfill their wish and could be the reason behind that BIG smile on their face!!
When our relatives, friends and my parents’ colleagues and acquaintances congratulated us, I could see tears in my father’s eyes (my mother was already in tears)…… Later my father advised me to take this as an inspiration for future challenges, forthcoming successes but to always remember my roots. He asked me to celebrate my success but not to ignore my duties, to fly high in the sky but to keep my feet firmly fixed on the ground like the roots of a tall tree that support its whole existence…
BTW let us go into flashback!
The first time I had written the IOEL (International Olympiad of English Language) was in 2014. Here’s the result:
- School rank : 1st
- State rank : 1st
- International rank : 154
Gosh!!! Even I couldn’t believe it when I saw the result. Thanks to my parents, and all my teachers for their support, encouragement and motivation. 🙂
And yes, thanks to WordPress for improving my vocabulary, my writing skills and my knowledge about this language 🙂
Thanks to all my readers and fellow bloggers for your valuable comments and feedback 🙂
Have a nice day 🙂