How she bagged 6 national awards one after the other
Simran has becomes the first student from UAS to receive both national awards and also makes a rare hattrick win for both awards in consecutive years.
What goes into making a successful student is not only academics. It has to be an over-all development that also includes a combination of positive and proactive attitude, behaviour as well as intellectual capacity and sensitivity.
Award-winning Indian student Simran Vedvyas, a senior student at the Universal American School (UAS) in Dubai, who recently received her third Sharjah Educational Award for Excellence, seems to know just the right formula to becoming a successful student.
Simran recently received her third Sharjah Educational Award three times as well as the Shaikh Hamdan Award. All three awards for both platforms were consecutive wins. She has becomes the first student from UAS to receive both national awards and also makes a rare hattrick win for both awards in consecutive years.
"My success is attributed to the constant support I have received from my school and my parents who always attend to each and every need of mine. They have pursued my ambitions with me while guiding me in the right direction. My school and parents have not just brought me to this point successfully, they've also prepared me to take on new projects and steps in the future.
The award was presented to her by Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah in a glittering ceremony held at University City hall, Sharjah recently.
The award is a recognition of outstanding achievers and aims at measuring exceptional academic distinction, leadership qualities, extracurricular interests as well as community contributions, activities and contests.
One glance on her personal website and the exhaustive list of achievements that pop up makes us wonder how can one achieve so much at such a young age.
A true 'environmentalist, a 'social campaigner' and a 'star' student, Simran was the youngest torch bearer from UAE to carry the Olympic Flame at London 2012 Olympic Games. She is also founder and Chairperson SynergY Youth, inspiring and connecting thousands of youth globally.
Asked what it takes to be an all-rounder, she said: "As a student, I have a positive approach and follow a routine that allows me to do what I enjoy each day in addition to educating myself towards my future ambitions and goals. The spirit of achievement and purpose is instilled in my mind and heart giving me my daily dose of happiness. The key is definitely balance."
Simran's piece of advice to students: "Focus on your strengths and strengthen your weaknesses. When you look back, you should be proud of everything you have done and regret nothing."
NA030516-MS-HAPPINESS – A grandfather and his grandson playing together at Al Majaz waterfont in Sharjah – Photo by M.Sajjad