The phrase ‘some are born intelligent and others are born dumb’ is not right. People are born with differing potentials. Meet the 5-year-old girl, Divyansha Mirchandani. She is one of a kind. At an age where kids were deeply well connected with toys and got involved in many interesting games like the hide-and-seek, Musical chairs, Ring a Ring o’ Roses, singing rhymes etc, Divyansha was training herself four hours a day.
It’s because of her sheer hard work, grit and determination that steered her to become India’s youngest black-belt awardee in Taekwondo. Hailing from Jaipur, Divyansha started practising when she was just 3 years old. She went about her business and has clinched many state, national and international medals. Her interest towards the sport surged her to achieve the black belt at this early age. Much to her aura, she got her name entitled in India Book of Records.
Her aunt Nikita Mirchandani revealed that Divyansha always had a soft spot in action movies. “She is different from girls of her age. She doesn’t grow her hair and hates wearing girly dresses. She is a tomboy. But we are really proud of her achievements. Her dedication has made her achieve all this,” said Nikita.
Many thought that she wouldn’t succeed in academics because she was always focussed in sports. But she thrived in academics as well. She proved that she is worth the weight in gold as she was winning medals in sporting events. She always came through with flying colours, something that she always dreamt of. She stamped her authority in school by coming first. She recently clinched a gold medal in the English Olympiad organised by British Council. She has well been decorating her resume.
In the Olympiad, around 42,800 schools took part from 1400 cities around the world. According to the rules, the contestants have to answer difficult questions of any level. Quite interestingly, out of thousands of students elder than herself, Divyansha came first.
Balancing the time between academics and sports is not that easy, but she made it look so. When briefly asked about her future plans, Divyansha said that she wants to study law and become a judge. “I have always been interested in becoming a judge and to serve my country. But I am still not sure about the choice to be made between sports and education,” said the child prodigy.
(With Inputs From TNN)