Aarthi, a Class 11 student of Isha Vidhya Salem, was drawn to architecture and interior design during a school field trip to the Airavateswara temple at Tanjavur, Dharasuram, a few years back.
She says, “I was impressed by the intricate designs on the walls of the temples and thought I should pursue this as a career.” She then began browsing the Internet and was amazed by the temples at Mahabalipuram. This cemented her desire to study architecture.
Aarthi has been a class topper and has also won prizes in throw ball and tennikoit at the zonal level. She says that her teachers’ encouraging words, “You can do it, you have such good skills,” inspire her to do well in academics.
She aims to do well in Class 12 and gain admission to Anna University, Chennai, and become an architect with innovative styles for common good. She also wants to build low-cost housing for the poor.
Alumni Abisheik and Atkshayapon were keen on athletics and worked in tandem to outshine each other when they were in school together. Their efforts helped them touch new heights of success; they both won gold medals at the SNS junior athletic meet in high jump and many other prizes in athletics.
The comparisons made between them by their teachers at Isha Vidhya Coimbatore were encouraging to the siblings. Quite naturally, their favorite was the Physical Education class, and then Science.
Besides sharing lunch and traveling to school together, the siblings also had fun going for zonal meets together. They say that being in the same school made them feel they could meet one another at any time.
Both are good in studies but have different career goals. The older Abisheik is inspired by business magnate Elon Musk and is pursuing mechanical engineering at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College and eventually wants to set up his own business. Atkshayapon is inspired by her father and wants to pursue medicine – she's studying for The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).
Jayanisree was a class topper and class leader – perhaps an outcome of her consistent endeavor to inspire her younger brother Ranadeep to emulate her. She feels happy that her brother is studying in the same school and has the chance to experience all the programs that she thoroughly enjoyed at Isha Vidhya Argonda.
Ranadeep was motivated to match his sister's achievements, especially when his teachers showered praises on Jayanisree. They both felt happy for the extra time they got together while traveling to school and during lunch breaks.
Their parents, who are employees of Apollo Hospital, were keen to send their children to Isha Vidhya as they liked the environment and the programs the school offers.
Jayanisree is now studying in Grade 11 at Sri Vivekananda Junior College and wants to pursue Computer Science. Not surprisingly, Ranadeep, who's now in Class 8, wants to follow suit.