Extra-curricular activities help students

Pranita Roy
Tuesday, 7 May 2019

A cricketer, guitarist, piano and harmonium player, partial drummer, Subhedar ranks music above all. Subhedar of Sanskriti School has scored 96.6 per cent. 

PUNE: City-based students said that extra-curricular activities had not only benefited them by helping them to give their best performance in Class X exam but have also helped them to cope with difficulties. And their CBSE results have shown it. Shounak Subhedar, Raghav Gate and Ayushi Yadav are some of the shining examples. 

A cricketer, guitarist, piano and harmonium player, partial drummer, Subhedar ranks music above all. Subhedar of Sanskriti School has scored 96.6 per cent. 

Speaking passionately about music, he said “Music has helped me at the most weakest points. Since childhood, I had the ability to catch on any note and compose a music. It has helped me manage my frustration. Besides, it has been the advantageous tool to overcome my stammering problem.”

Recalling about number of concerts he has played as a guitarist, Subhedar said, “I have been playing guitar for past five years and have played at least 10 concerts till now. One of which was with a renowned Saxophone player in Pune, Anil Karmalkar. I will continue to play in concerts as much as possible.” He is also currently preparing for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). 

Another student of Sanskriti School, Raghav Gate who scored 97.4 pc is a beat boxer. “It comes naturally to me. I used to beat box after long hours of studies especially when I practiced Mathematics, I would randomly start beat boxing,” said Gate who wants to pursue Computer Science and specialise in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in his higher studies. “Beat boxing is slowly emerging in India. It is still among small community. I will definitely follow it till later. It adds an unique characteristics to music,” said Gate smilingly.

A basketball player, Ayushi Yadav from Kendriya Vidyalaya Number 1 Air Force Station, has scored 96.8 percent and participated in national games and School Games Federation of India (SGFI) tournaments. “I was away for almost a month in the beginning of my Class X. However, I tried to cope with syllabus by referring to NCERT books and following a few notes from my classmates. I follow a quotation which we generally use in Basketball team-- ‘falling down isn’t always losing’,” said Yadav who aspires to become a neurologist.

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