On January 22, 2020, Sanchita Tiwari received the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (National Child Award) from the President of India for her outstanding achievement in the field of archery. She was also a part of the Republic Day Parade. A BYJU’S student since 2017, Sanchita has been excelling in studies as well as sports. Read her story to know what’s the driving force behind this exceptional girl.
An ace student in 12th standard and also a national-level archer and a passionate dancer.
Her aspiration: To win a gold medal in archery in the Olympics!
Sanchita has bagged numerous accolades in the field of her interest but what piqued everyone’s curiosity is her easy-going way of balancing her passion and studies. Her motto, ‘Study thoroughly, study every day.’
Her strong focus and determination are the key ingredients that help Sanchita strike a fine balance between her studies and archery. “My training schedule doesn’t allow me to go to school often, as I spend most of my days at the Sports Authority of India, Sonepat. Thus, my parents have decided to come up with a proper timetable for me after consulting my principal. This timetable meets all my requirements, as it allows enough time for my studies and other activities.”
Sanchita divides and equally devotes her time for studies and sports from 4 A.M every morning. Here’s what her day looks like:
4.00 A.M: Wake up and practice yoga for a healthy mind and body
6.00 A.M: Practice archery along with other national-level players
9.00 A.M: Gym time and physical activities to keep up her spirit and help her concentrate on studies
11.00 A.M: Structured study time with a timetable set by her parents and help from BYJU’S – The Learning App
4.00 P.M: Practice maths problems for an hour and then study subjects like science and social studies which require extra effort
8.00 P.M: Second session of archery practice, followed by a quick dinner before going to bed
Given her daily packed schedule, she adheres to her study time very sincerely. “I believe, time management is very important, as it helps me set my routine clearly and follow it unfailingly. No matter how tough the competitions are or how tiring the practice sessions are, I make sure to make-up for the missed lesson with extra study time. Every weekend, I brush up on my subjects and get my doubts cleared in case I have any. While my school teachers help me stays updated with the current discussions and topics, my mentors from BYJU’S guide me with my studies and subject-related doubts.”
As Sanchita says, “We can excel in any exam if we put our 100% effort. In order to do so, we must study every day to keep ourselves updated. Concentration is one of the key factors in this path, failing which; we tend to forget things very quickly. According to me, the best way to concentrate is to write what we read. I have grown the habit of making notes by myself while studying. This also helps me with speed during exams.”
Unable to attend classes every day, BYJU’S – The Learning App works as her virtual class, where she makes ample use of the video lectures and their study plans. “I love the way maths concepts are explained with simple examples and innovative visual effects. I could get a good score in my exam due to all those extra exercises that I practiced with the app. Since I am going to write my 10th boards exam next year, my mentor takes extra care of me by calling me frequently to help me with my doubts and queries thus helping me gain confidence over my weak subjects.”
Sanchita Tiwari is a young national level archer from Ghaziabad and a passionate Kathak dancer who believes in setting short targets and achieving them in order to reach her goal. “Since I am writing my board exams soon, I have increased my number of study hours. Once I started learning from BYJU’S – The Learning App, maths as a subject became super easy for me. With lots of exercise sheets and simplified explanations, maths is my favorite subject now. While my school teachers help me stay updated with the current discussions and topics, my mentors from BYJU’S guide me with my studies and subject-related doubts.” (she smiles broadly)
With a satisfactory smile, Sanchita’s mother adds, “She is very serious about the video lessons. Sometimes you can see her make various hand gestures in the air while learning science topics. From this, I could make out that she is able to relate to the lectures and visualize them in a similar manner. I am happy that we could introduce her to the app at the right time. Now I don’t have to worry much about her board exams.”
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My mentor Raksha Chettri has been my pillar of strength from day one. It is her constant guidance and encouraging words that have helped me become a lifelong learner. A big thanks to her and BYJU'S - The Learning App.
BYJU'S app has helped me understand Maths and Science in a fun way. Now, I study from the app, understand concepts, and then go through my textbooks.
BYJU'S is the bridge that connects my imagination to my reality. The engaging study videos with real-life examples help me understand concepts not only from an exam point of view but as a lesson for life.