In the 2nd episode of the Wizkids series, Soumya Barigidad joins us from Haveri, Karnataka. Soumya recently got promoted to 11th standard from St. Anne’s School, Haveri, Karnataka.
Hello & welcome to our new series, Wizkids! A new show brought to you by Wonderslate Technologies through which we’ll bring the stories, views and study tips from some of the brightest young talents from all around the world.
Besides talking about her views on the cancellation of the board exams, Soumya also talks about her aspirations and gives sound advice to those who are entering the 10th standard.
Here is an excerpt of the interview which Wonderpublish conducted recentlyn with Soumya Barigidad:
Q. 1: What has been your experience with online classes so far?
Ans. Well, the concept of online classes has both positive and negative aspects. I too have seen both aspects. Good aspects include accessibility & efficiency of time & place like we can attend online classes from whichever location we want and secondly the online lectures can be recorded, archived & can be used for further references. This helped me a lot. The negative aspect of it includes the inability to focus on the screen for a long time, the technical issues.
Q. 2: Tell us about your interests?
Ans. My interests include reading, drawing, singing and playing badminton.
Q. 3: What do you think of eBooks or eResources in general?
Ans. eBooks or eResources firstly are affordable like if we click on the download bar & we will get a book to read instantly. It is actually a boon for many of us who adore reading book. But it doesn’t give much efficiency & the blue light which come out from those screens cause health hazards. Therefore according to me it is not advisable to spend much time in eResources .
Q. 4: What do you think about the cancellation of board exams?
Ans. It’s a quite decent decision because cases were rising and many people were losing their lives. Health should be considered a priority when compared to academics as it is said in a famous proverb Health is wealth. I know many students were prepared thoroughly for the exams. To satisfy those students the boards have also brought out new assessment criteria where they can appear for the exams if they are not satisfied with the assessment criteria. So I guess it’s a decent decision.
Q. 5: What do you aspire to achieve in life?
Ans. I aspire to be an IAS officer.
Q. 6: Who are the people you look up to and why?
Ans. I look up to Swami Vivekananda, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam & Dr Kiran Bedi because of their ideologies & their way of leading the life.
Q. 7: Which is your favourite subject?
Ans. My favourite subject is History.
Q. 8: How was the support from your parents during COVID?
Ans. Yeah, support from the parents play a significant role in one’s development. My parents always extended their support for me especially in the lockdown period be it in my studies, co-curricular activities & in the mental health development as well.
Q. 9: What do you like to do in your spare time?
Ans. I love to catch up on daily news updates, help my mom in the household chores. Also, I like to go out for a walk and experience the perennial fullness and beauty of nature.
Q. 10: During the pandemic, which friends did you miss the most?
Ans. Well, I missed each and everybody of them emphatically.