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 - Cyclist.

Name: Vaibhav Venkatraman

Areas of Excellence: National Level Chess Champion

Class: 8th,Delhi Public School Bangalore P.S.Senior Secondary School, Chennai.

Interviewed By:

Name: Annapoorni Barani

Class: 10B,Vidyodaya Metriculation Higher secondary Academy,Chennai.

He has shared his exciting journey in the field of Sports for all of you @ Scooldudes.
Describe your field of excellence
I am a cyclist. I went on the “tour of tamilnadu”on December 25th 2010 were along with a group of participants I covered 750kms out of 900kms by cycle. I was the youngest participant in the team and also the Ambassador for this tour.
How long have you been playing?
Two and a half years.
Is there any scope for it in India?
It is mostly one for fitness. I have no idea about the scope in India.
Who was the first to recognize your talent for it?
My father.
When do you practice?
I practice for 3 hours covering 100kims by cycle every weekend.
Who is your role model?
Lance Armstrong because he has participated in the “tour day France”for many years. He is a fast sprinter and this draws my adoration for him.
What is your advice to the students?
Go Green! Don’t use plastics and promote eco-tourism. You can’t be a winner always in life. We have to lose at times. Can’t remain constant in the domain of achievers.
What are your favorites?
Person - Sachin Tendulkar.
Food - Dosa and Pori.
Movie - sholay
T.v.show - CID
What is your ambition?
To either become a cricketer or a cyclist.
What are the events you consider unforgettable in your life?
“Tour of Tamilnadu” was an unforgettable experience since I have achieved for the first time in my life something beyond my potential.
Thank you Vaibhav!
The team @ Scooldudes wishes his all the very best for his future endeavors.