“மகன் தந்தைக்காற்றும் உதவி இவன் தந்தை;என்நோற்றான் கொல் எனும் சொல்! “Says Thiruvalluvar, the Greatest Tamil poet ever some 2000 yrs ago! Meaning
” Of what type of Great Yagam a father Cd have done for getting such a noteworthy, talented, scholarly child!”
Both my daughters brought me such fame and today happens to be my Harvard Girl, Sharmi’s Birthday! There are many innumerable Laurels to her credit starting as a 5 yr old in Ijebu Ode, Nigeria enthralling an audience of 1500 Indians and making the Indian High Commissioner to come and lift her for that famous Sound of Music Song “So long farewell” as sung by the Vantrap Family’s last child:
As a Church Park girl, Sharmi completed all examns in Alliance de Francaise and Max Mueller Bhavan to be proficient both in French and German! As a 15 yr old she was one of the 15 Jurors in French Film Festival @Paris!
Tks to Mrs. Menon, a great Piano teacher, Sharmi not only passed all Trinity College of Music examns in Piano in flying colours but was excelling in Menon’s Choir too. Handel Manuel was so nice enough to hold the Mike for her once in Russian Embassy!
I was not at all surprised when her hardwork got her admitted into Harvard UG program with Full Scholarship! Soon she was in the Radcliffe Choir.. A rare honour, as never heard of an Indian Soprano in Radcliffe Choir!
Sharmi did so well in Radcliffe Choir that she was also able to take the Choir on a South American tour and collected a substantial amnt for the Choir, as its Manager! Naturally I am so proud of her but you may be tempted to ask :
Why such Trumpeting? Because I firmly believe with hardwork every kid can make it to Harvard or any of the IVYs :
1)Learn an extra Language. Sanskrit is highly valued for admission!
2)Music is an added advantage
3) Sports or any extra curricular acrivities are appreciated
4) Atleast from 10th std focus on IVYs
You are sure to succeed! Currently Sharmi is training and sending deserving African kids to IVYs from Jbrg Most of them are poor but brilliant!(see link below)
Ihope you take this blog as an inspiration and not otherwise!
Vidyadhanam Sarva Dhanam Pradhanam!
God is Great!