Ojasvi Choudhary, a 9th standard student from St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec. School, Jaipur joins us for the 4th episode of the series.
A passionate humanist, Ojasvi Choudhary talks about finding meaning in helping others. She believes in incremental growth and being patient to reach a worthwhile destination in life. Ojasvi aspires to become a doctor, civil servant and ultimately a motivational speaker.
Following is an excerpt of the conversation Wonderpublish recently had with Ojasvi Choudhary:
Q. 1: How’re your classes going?
Ans. Online classes are good and now we are familiar with them. The best thing about online classes is that they save a lot of time and you will get more time to study. It also allows more time to explore new things.
Q. 2: What’s the one thing that you wish were there in your online classes?
Ans. I think they’re going good but sometimes network issues happen. Also, I think, in many schools, facilities like physical activities, counselling sessions like not available, unlike our school. I want to request the concerned authorities to please provide these facilities to all the kids.
Q. 3: Besides your studies, what do you like to do the most?
Ans. I mostly like to play Basketball, I am a district player of basketball. I also passionate about History and Mythology, like French Revolution, Mahabharata and Ramayana. I like to make motivational videos and post them on my motivational channel, Ojasvi Motivational to inspire people all around me.
Q. 4: What do you think of eBooks or e-resources in general?
Ans. eBooks and e-resources help us explore more things. One thing I feel is that the ebooks and e-resources are a bit expensive. Sometimes when I want to buy or rent ebooks the price is very high. Also, such e-resources can harm our eyes so I didn’t use them so much. I can say they are good but there are both demerits and merits of ebooks and e-resources.
Q. 5: What do you aspire to become in life? And why?
Ans. I want to become a doctor, IAS and a motivational speaker. I want to become a doctor so that I can help the needy in rural areas. My biggest inspiration to become a doctor is Dr Noori Parveen who hails from Andhra Pradesh and helps the needy for only 10 rupees.
I want to become an IAS and my biggest inspiration for that is Dr Kiran Bedi. How she inspires people and helps women through her NGO NAVJYOTI is something that inspires me a great deal. And thankfully, I recently got a chance to meet Kiran ma’am in her book reading session 21.
And ultimately, I want to become a motivational speaker because I think I have the skill to motivate people. And that’s why I started my YouTube channel, Ojasvi Motivational.
Q. 6: Who inspires you the most? And why?
Ans. Apart from the people I just mentioned, many others also inspire me, like Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Sundar Pichai and MS Dhoni.
Also, I take immense inspiration from my parents and in particular my maternal grandfather. My father’s name is Ashok Choudhary and my mother’s name is Prem Choudhary. My father came to Jaipur with only one thousand rupees. In their initial years, my parents struggled a lot and today we have a home. He is also teaching me in one of the best schools, St. Angela Sr Sec School, Jaipur Rajasthan.
My maternal grandfather named, Dharmveer Singh Meel also inspires me a lot. When he was 5 or 6, he lost his mother and then subsequently suffered under his stepmother. She didn’t give him money to study so one day he found money on Temple 100 rupees which he used to fill the BA form. I have learnt from him the most important lesson of never giving up in life.
Q. 7: Which is your favourite subject? And who is your favourite teacher?
Ans. My favourite subject is Maths because I like to practise it. And, I think all teachers are good and all teachers are my favourite. They have their different ways to teach, motivate and explain things to us. So I think my all teachers are good and my favourites.
Q. 8: How was the support from your parents during COVID?
Ans. My parents’ support was very much there. They provided unconditional support not only to me but also to my entire family because last year my grandfather expired because of covid-19. My parents supported me both physically and mentally.
Q. 9: What did you miss the most during the lockdowns?
Ans. I miss my school, my friends and the smiling faces of people in general. I also missed festivals, travelling but this time my friends Kanishka, Ragini and Palak were in contact and enjoyed as much as we could.
Q. 10: What message would you like to give your friends?
Ans. I want to say that, be patient and silent because a lion never makes noise when he attacks. Another thing I want to add is that no matter where you are from only your passion defines you, so never give up.
Also, stay safe, if you don’t want to waste money unnecessarily on medicines. Wear a mask, sanitize your hands. Be happy and spread happiness.