Our Hiflier column will feature the success stories of students who have done extraordinarily well in their after school activities. We will be featuring the interviews with these students.....covering their route to success and also their experiences and tips to other students.....and Oh ....these interviews have been done by members of our team of volunteers....this column will feature the hiflier interviews for one week after which they will be moved to the 'hall of fame'!!!....

Hiflier of the week

Sports - Chess.

Name: Parnali Dhariya

Areas of Excellence: National Level Chess Champion

Class: First Year Junior college, M.L.Dahanukar college, Mumbai.

Interviewed By:

Name: Annapoorni Barani

Class: 11th-A,Vidyodaya Matriculation Higher secondary Academy, Chennai.

PARNALI DHARIYA, a First Year Junior college student is a chess champion at the age of 15

She has shared her exciting journey in the field of Science for all of you @ Scooldudes.
Describe your field of excellence
I am a chess champion at the age of 15. I have won a lot of prizes in chess tournaments.
What motivated you to start learning this sport?
I was a very naughty girl and, as a punishment for my mischiefs, I played chess. This was the main stimulus that motivated me to start learning this game.
What are the advantages of playing chess?
Chess helps a person to focus on studies by improving concentration and memory.
When did you start learning chess?
I started learning from the age of nine.
How many hours of practice do you invest everyday?
5 hrs.
How do you juggle your time between chess and studies?
My school(junior college)helped me to strike a balance between both.
What is the most unforgettable moment in your life?
When I was placed fourth in the nationals in the Under15 Sub-junior category.
Who are your pillars of strength?
My parents,teachers and my friends and my coaches Shri Arun Pandit and Shri Sharad Tilak for their encouragement and co-operation.
How do you handle failures?
I just try to improve from my mistakes.
Who is your role model?
MAGNUS CARLSEN – a well-known grandmaster.
What are your hobbies?
Listening to music ,Skating and Photography.
What is your ambition in life?
I want to become a grandmaster at the age of 20. I also want to earn a Masters in Business Administration.
Thank you Parnali Dhariya!
The team @ Scooldudes wishes her all the very best for her future endeavors.