The student leadership summit in BMIS was held at April 3rd to 5th. In the 2nd day which was April 4th, Mrs Nisha Goutham who is currently the head of ASSEFA schools around Cuddalore had led a session which was the journey of Sura. In the short time of 1and a half hours I had learnt a lot that was really important for everyone in their lives.
The quiz held at the beginning of the session led to a question which stumbled up on our mind- what is Sura? Leaving us with our own thoughts, Mrs Nisha started introducing herself, the parents and the teachers who travelled for about 4 hours just to get to us. The session was nothing like what I expected it to be, the hard work and effort given by the teachers and parents-who were all women hit me hard. The inspiration they created within us was amazing! Then, after they shared their inspirational stories we all came to know what actually Sura was.
Sura was not a shark, but a group of 10 brave women who all worked together to achieve their dreams. These 10 women made bags with cotton to earn money for their family, their hard work has brought their design bags now marketing abroad in just nine months! I can proudly say that We Budding minds student leaders have also contributed to the Kanavu project- an organisation for the people in Cuddalore to achieve their dreams. The aim is in the name ‘KANAVU’. The life stories of these women were filled with learning!
One important thing I could take back from the session is the learning I had. These are not totally new to anyone but is really essential for a good leader. Most of the learning I got that day was from the life stories of the parents and teachers [ASSEFA] and the way they overcame their obstacles. ‘Everyone has the ability to change’, ‘the surroundings of a person do not decide their destiny ‘- These are the main points I took back from the session.
The session ended after the display of their design bags and I was out of the room with my brain filled with inspiration and my hand red because of clapping so hard for them, it did not hurt because they really deserved it!
Deetya vineeth- Grade7