|Divyansh Bhardwaj – CS aspirant
“I would rather define myself as a plump boy with an alluring smile, persuasive speech and, a born SHAYAR. I have been a speaker since 3rd standard, full of enthusiasm and passion for reading and learning. I was a bright and blazing child who loved to be on stage. I was into reading books, sentences that were a bit complex for the students of that age, but I had the fluency. I used to read the news headlines in the school assembly and I consider that time to be the building block of what I am today. I have done my schooling from Alma Mater School, Bareilly. By the time I had reached the 5th standard, I was given offers to host various school-level events, had participated in many debates and speech competitions and had won them as well. Language has never been a barrier for me, I have enjoyed both the tongues. I was extensively inspired by Sir Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Dr. Rahat Indori ji. They are my ultimate idols. I had written my first piece when I was in 11th standard. It goes this way “Ki Ye Shayari Hunar Hai Lafzo Se Khel Jane Ka, Chot Bi Lag Jaye, Lahu Bhi Na Bahe Aur Dard Bhi Beintahan Ho”. Everybody I know, encourage me and, assist me. My family, friends and, my teachers have always had their faith in me. I always have my phone and diary to pen down things. Places, nature, people and, so on, I guess everything inspires me, every new thing holds a different story. Thoughts cannot be fixed in a routine, a new day comes up with new thoughts and energies.
I did face stage fear, I used to tremble initially, my legs did shiver, I also drowned in sweat. But gradually all this went away. I have published my poetry in some of the anthologies named Ishq-ae-Nagma, Nai lekhani ke shabd suman, published by Read Publications in Allahabad and the third book is yet to come. I am ready with a manuscript and is looking for an opportunity for the same. I focus on nature, social issues, social causes, women empowerment, our brave soldiers and political issues prevailing in the country. My grandfather is a wonderful orator and writes Hindi poetry out of interest. My Grandmother who was more like a friend to me, left us 2 years ago. It is her dedication and believe in me that I am so positive and dynamic, I miss her so much, hope when she sees me, she feels proud of me. My mother is my ray of hope, brightest star in the darkest night, she is a woman that has alwas taken stand for me .Also my father has a great interest in listening Ghazals, that he even invited Kawals from Delhi for his wedding, instead of a DJ. So I think my talent for the same is inherited. Earlier I had wished to become a Journalist, more specifically a Radio Jockey or an anchor, but then I decided to keep my profession and passion in different kitties. Though my parents were not in support of me pursuing Journalism, but have never stopped me or discouraged me from attending any event associated with Media and poetry. They never stopped me from writing and publishing. I am aspiring to become a legal advisor or a Company Secretary.
One big achievement that did change my life was when I got an opportunity to become a radio jockey. There were a competition for which auditions were being held in our school, so I did try my luck on it and and eventually won the same. It was an amazing experience and I learnt a lot there. Thereafter, I started getting opportunities to host various events. My feelings were beyond this world. I was grateful to everyone who had supported me and pushed me to do it.
I have also received AIR 7th rank in my foundations’ exam, and, I thought that I can do it, so I made up my mind and dedicated my self towards it and now I am taking it forward with my whole heart. The price of success is hard work, dedication and sacrifice and it will require many painful nights. In order to have a meaningful end, your aim should be determined though it will be an exhilarating experience but will be worthwhile. I am pursuing B.COM Hons from Invertis University, Bareilly and have seen myself growing through their platforms. I have given my self a 30-day 30-books challenge. Though it is a bit tough, I am working very hard to accomplish it. This will develop a reading habit in me and will diversify my mind into different linguistic topics and searches.
I want to tell the young people out there that the main ingredients to achieve something are, a clear focus, all-out efforts, and a handful of strategies. Believe in yourself and aim high.”
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*The views mentioned in the above article are of the writer and not the Winged Club.