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This week’s winner, Sumanyu Sethi from Apeejay School International, harbours passion for martial arts



Middle-Years-Programme – III student at Apeejay’s International Baccalaureate school, Sumanyu Sethi, loves to learn about business management in his spare time. Apart from being an academic achiever, Sethi has been training at Taekwondo for the past nine years. At present, he is a Junior Black Belt in the arts. In an interview, he shares more about his interests, writing and ambition. Read On:

Please tell us about your hobbies.

I have recently re-started my Taekwondo classes after Covid-19. And that’s something I would love to continue in the future as well. I have completed the ‘Poom Certificate’ which is given to those who have achieved 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. My mother has encouraged me to learn the art and I feel that it helps improve my physical as well as intellectual abilities.

Your favourite subjects in school?

Individuals and Societies and Mathematics.

Your writing process and learnings?

This year, the school has been observing ‘Chaperon Month’, a one-of-its-kind initiative in which students’ parents educate us about new-age careers. These workshops helped me learn more about diverse fields.

In a session held by Ms. Gurleen Kaur, an Interior Designer, I understood the field of design better. I learnt what it takes to be a designer, the skills, mindset and necessary education. Then, I wrote the first draft out of my notes. And I am happy that it was later published at Apeejay Newsroom.

Career goals?

I am inclined towards business management and might seek a higher education qualification in this field. My father is an entrepreneur too. And, I feel business and finance is my calling as well.

A life mantra you follow?

Chase after your curiosity and never shy away from learning new things.

Any writing tips for fellow students?

Garner as much knowledge and try to express it in your own way. 

Mrini Devnani is a Senior Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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