A success

THE WINNERS of the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance were honoured at a ceremony held at the Dubai World Trade Centre recently. Among the winners was Sai Prasad Shetty

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Published: Fri 13 Apr 2007, 11:24 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 11:46 PM

of Grade 9B, who won the award in the individual category.

As Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum flanked by Dr Haneef Hassan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Award and the Minister of Education handed over the Plaque to Sai amidst the dazzling camera lights, it was a rare and proud moment for the Shetty family as well as the entire Millennium School family.

Sai aspires to be an officer of the illustrious Indian Administrative Service, where he expects to contribute proactively in policy and decision making.

Sai says it took him a long time to digest the fact that he was the winner of the most prestigious award. His advice to talented pupils aspiring to compete for the esteemed award is: "Make use of every opportunity that comes your way. Time does not give you everything on a golden platter always. It is not the winning that counts; it is the joy of participation and the learning experience that matter. Keep the light of optimism alive in you in whatever you do and once given a start, never look back. Be fair at all times. And finally, what I believe in strongly and have always followed is: Never stop trying until you succeed!"

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