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An Impossible Dream- Story


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Vivaan.D. Sanghvi

9 year old Vivaan D. Sanghvi from Kolkata spins this wonderful tale on Gandhi’s principle “Believe in Yourself.” Can a little girl from a small town ever achieve the impossible dream of becoming a surfer? Read on to find out.


Vivaan is a student of The Heritage School, Kolkata

An Impossible Dream- Story

There was a little girl called Radhika, who was 9 years old.


She lived in a small town and loved to surf. Her dream was to be a famous surfer and be known worldwide for her talent. However, since she lived in a  small town, everyone would tell her that her dream would just remain a dream. She should forget about it and instead focus on activities like sewing and cooking. They however, did not know one thing about Radhika- that she had  full faith in herself and one day she would make her dream come true.


To do that, she needed to practice. She had seen in magazines how surfers  would stand up and balance themselves on the surf board. She made a plank  from wood and keeping it on water drums, practiced how to balance first, as  the plank wobbled like a sea-saw. The passersby’s were astounded. They had never seen something like this.


Years passed and Radhika kept on practicing the balancing act. Days were  filled with studies and house hold work. Then a school trip changed  everything.

Radhika’s school took the girls to a nearby beach resort for 2 days. This was an educational trip. Radhika was very excited. This would finally be the test for  which she had prepared for years.

On arriving at the Beach resort, Radhika rushed to the reception and asked if they had a spare surf board which she could take to the beach. To her surprise, there was. She grabbed it and rushed to the beach along with the other school  girls. She was excited and nervous at the same time.


She placed the surf board on the water and paddled it with her arms, the way  she had seen on magazines and television. Slowly, maintaining her balance,  she stood up. After a few wobbles, she was finally balancing herself well.


She  surfed and surfed. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow and sometimes even trying some difficult moves, all the while making sure not to wander far away  from the shore.


When she got back to the shore, a middle age man approached her and  started asking her questions about her surfing. Initially, she was very hesitant  to talk to him. But after a while she calmed down and started answering his  questions.


He told her that he was from the Indian Surf Academy and every year they  look out for talented surfers and sponsor them to pursue their dream. They organize contests so that Indian children can hold a position internationally.


He told her that for someone who had no professional training, he was  impressed with her confidence. He handed out his business card and asked  her to call him. In the midst of this Radhika’s teacher came and after quick introductions, the man whose name was Mr. Ramesh repeated everything to her.


Radhika’s teacher was brimming with pride. She said that she would talk to  Radhika’s parents herself. It was an honour for their small town.


That night Radhika, had a big smile on her face. She was glad that she believed in herself and never gave up on her dreams, when the people around her did.


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39 Replies to “An Impossible Dream- Story”

  • Well done. Fantastic story. Many congratulations..

  • Well done

  • Shilpa agarwal

    Vryy inspiring at such tender age..

  • Sarita Himatsingka

    Super story of self confidence ???

  • harsh deep

    Very well written Vivaan- great effort

  • Mukesh Bhansali

    Wow Vivaan !!! I am so very happy to read your beautiful lines . Keep it up and my best wishes to you and keep on writing more and more
    Mukesh Bhansali

  • Abhisekh

    Great work Vivaan. Keep up the good work.

  • Shalini Mathur

    A beautiful story Vivaan! You have brought out the important of determination and faith in oneself very well through Radhika- Very well written ??

  • Dilip Doshi

    just superbbb, at such a young age, hearty congrtssss, keep it up

  • Swati Sonje

    Beautifully written and hoping you carry on and write more

  • Rupal Mody

    What a wonderful story and so inspiring! I love Vivaan’s style, it is so visual! Wishing him the very best and encouraging him to always keep writing!! It is a true gift to be a story teller ???????

  • Piyush


  • Ketan Patel

    Awesome! Keep shining!

  • Gautam Rajda

    Well done well written and nice story

  • Awesome!what thoughts keep it going ?????

  • Kiran Ramnani

    Super . . Congrats & keep it up champ . . More love & blessings to you

  • Geeta Pande

    Awesome Vivaan, keep writing and become a great author. Follow your passion like Radhika in your story. All the very best, God Bless!

  • Nilangi parekh

    Excellent Vivaan

  • Super Vivaan, lovely story, well written!!!

  • Sujata

    Fantastic Vivaan very thought provoking story for youngsters of today. Keep writing motivational stories which leaves a feel good factor for all.

  • Prashant Mehrotra

    Well done. Well written

  • Meena khemka

    Very inspirational!!

  • Very inspiring. Persistence and willpower so well presented in simple heart touching words.

  • Krupali Gosalia

    Awesome… Very well written vivaan… Keep it up….

  • Kruti

    Brilliant Vivaan,your story touched my heart just like the Radhika’s dream…simplicity at its best.Wishing you the best always ????

  • Falguni

    Truly inspiring Vivaan!
    Beautifully penned.

  • Mannu

    Good story Vivaan, very well written, putting across a very important message … Where there is a will there’s always a way… Kudos to you my little champ.

  • Amazing story and well said . Great articulation and punctuations

  • Jayeeta

    Truly enjoyed reading the story penned by Vivaan. At nine, he is a gifted writer. Keep writing, Vivaan, continue to hone your skills and I am sure you will shine like Radhika. Stay blessed

  • Rupani Vishal

    Very inspiring Vivaan.. at this age you know that positive thinking and dedication will always pay off..
    Waiting for more stories.. great start

  • Ashish Awasthi

    Amazing Vivaan, touching story indeed. Reminds me of a very lovable person I knew. God Bless you & keep writing such stories.

  • Andrea

    Well done. Beautifully written.

  • Ajay Sanghvi

    Very well written. Well done.

  • Alka shah

    Excellent vivaan

  • Leena

    Beautiful story Vivaan.. Loved reading this!! Please write more

  • R Palchoudhuri

    Both Kalpana & I feel he has the capabilities of becoming a noteworthy writer… We wish him all the best in converting his thoughts via his pen to paper…

  • Rajat Mathur

    Super story, congratulations

  • Bhavesh Sanghavi

    Wow….gr8 n inspiring….keep it up…stay blessed n safe.

  • Natasha Celmi

    Woooww!! I’m so impressed that this is the thoughts and writing of a 9 year old ? way to go Vivaan…all the best!

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