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Scholar-Journalist of the Week: My experience at Apeejay, Faridabad

This week’s winner says, “I like to write as much as I enjoy being in the school’



Introducing an extraordinary talent, Manvi Pandey is one who effortlessly weaves words into captivating tales, fills the air with melodious harmonies, and sets the stage ablaze with graceful movements. This multifaceted individual possesses a rare and awe-inspiring trifecta of skills: the gift of the written word, an enchanting singing voice, and an innate ability to dance with ethereal finesse.

With a creative spirit that knows no bounds, this student’s artistic prowess shines brightly, captivating audiences and leaving an indelible mark on the world of literature, music, and dance. Prepare to be swept away on a mesmerising journey as we delve into the incredible talents of this Class 6 student. Read on edited excerpts from the interview:

Please tell us about yourself.

I am a motivated learner, who loves to sing, dance and study. I am keen to add to my knowledge about Classical music and the Bharatanatyam dance form too. For the said dance form, I am leaning with the help of YouTube videos. Besides, my maternal aunt is a dancer who guides me from time to time. She encourages me to spend more time learning the form.

Why did you choose to write about your school as part of Scholar-Journalist?

I like to write as much as I enjoy being in school. I saw my classmates script their stories and felt motivated to pen down my thoughts. In addition to this, I am currently writing another one based on the impact of social media.

Which part of being in the school do you love the most?

The extracurricular activities offered by the institution. As students, we have so many opportunities to learn different things such as how to play the Sitar, how to paint, write and debate. I feel I can express myself fully and the various clubs in the school are also open to us.

What are your days looking like during the summer break?

Usually, I am studying at home. Besides, I like to spend time with my family. So over the weekends, I accompany my parents to our relatives’ house.

Some of your favourite subjects?

I like Science. In the future, I hope to become a cardiologist. To learn more about the body, its different organs is quite exciting for me.

Are you an avid reader?

Yes. Some of my favourite books are: The Canterville Ghost and Oliver Twist. I like Ruskin Bond’s work too, his Night of the Leopard was my first read.

Any writing tips for your classmates?

Read more books and try to enhance your vocabulary. Also, you will get more ideas on how to frame your sentences better through your reading habit. In addition to this, don’t shy away from seeking guidance from your mentors or educators if you feel stuck.  

Mrini Devnani is a Principal Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, conducts interviews, and contributes content to the website. Previously, she served as a Correspondent specialising in Edu-tech for the India Today Group. Her skill areas extend to Social Media and Digital Marketing. For any inquiries or correspondence, you can reach out to her at [email protected]