Tell us about your passion.
I am an avid reader and writer. The company of books fascinates me, whether it be knowledge based data or fiction, mainly suspense and thriller. Writing is my passion because it opens up my creativity and imagination and helps me see the world from a different point of view.
What do you aspire to be when you grow up?
I aspire to be an author. Even now, I write short stories that evoke and challenge my creativity. My ambition is to bring light to some of my stories and pick up my career from there. However, I won’t limit myself to one discipline only, and would also like to continue with one of my dreams, which is to become a doctor.
Share with us your some of your proudest achievements in life so far.
My proudest achievements have been: having my story published in the GIS Anthology ; winning the Year 5 and 6 Strand in GIS of the FOBISIA Short Story Competition ; being moved up a grade to a higher grade in my previous school.
What makes you happy?
An abundance of things make me happy. The company of my family, travelling, my friends, visiting world heritage sites, swimming and many more things.
What does GIS offer to bring out the best in you?
I imagine GIS as a garden, and the teachers the ‘gardeners’, sowing seeds and cautiously nurture them until they bloom. This garden is covered in diverse leaves, fruits and flowers, each equally healthy, different in some ways, but same in some. I am one of the seeds, still blooming. GIS brings out the best in me by cautiously nurturing me in my learning, until one day I shall bloom and possess the qualities a successful person will need.
What is the best part of studying at GIS?
It is the fact that no department of your life, whether in academics, sports, music or even extra curricular activities is blemished in any way, and there is always learning taking place, under the wings of GIS.
Describe GIS in three words.
Excellence, Discipline, Dedication.
I love GIS because…
I know that I am safe and am always improving in all fields of life.
Ringing Bells by Urja Shah