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Sukarma TharejaLast Seen: Nov 29, 2023 @ 6:35pm 18NovUTC
Sukarma Thareja



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I was teaching in school.My student Gunjan was preparing for JEE-Profesional course entrance examination.But due to financial constraints she was hard pressed.While many students from school were going by private vehicle to get consultation in subjects chemistry,physics and mathematics  in city.But Gunjan had to take public transport,which made her very tired by the time she is back home.

I noticed that Gunjan looked  very tired . I called Gunjan to inquire about the situation. Gunjan said”Madam I am not able to do well in weekly examination at my coaching center. I am worried madam.I am  wondering if I am doing right things or unnecessarily wasting my time,money and energy”. I said”dear Gunjan please do not get disheartened,slowly things will improve. Initially many times things take time to come at par with expectations of oneself.”

After a month I found that Gunjan looked much better than before.I called Gunjan she said” madam I have  got some improvement in physics,chemistry scores but in subject mathematics I still have do much work in it.”

I said”I am happy Gunjan, you are improving in your grades in physics,chemistry.Please keep working my child. Soon you will get good results in all three subjects.”

After one month I noticed little smile on Gunjan’s face.I was so happy for her.She said”Madam I am happy ,I am improving in mathematics  examination marks at my coaching center,”I advised her to always keep smile on her face” .Gunjan promised me that she will act on my advise.

I found Gunjan was improving in physics,chemistry and mathematics in school examinations also.Best part was she had very cute smile on her face.I was very happy for her improvement in her personality.I prayed for her everyday.

I noticed Gunjan smile was creating chain reaction in class. Whenever she will pass smile to her friends in class, all class students will pass smile to each other.It seemed to me chain reaction of smiles.This cordial atmosphere of class was full of positive energy.It was fun for me to teach chemistry to this motivated class. In my heart I thanked dear Gunjan for following my request to smile.”

Moral of story-life is not always reason to smile.But your(Gunjan) smile is reason for others to smile too.

Sukarma Thareja

Alumnus IITK 1986



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Sukarma TharejaLast Seen: Nov 29, 2023 @ 6:35pm 18NovUTC

Sukarma Thareja


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