An Impossible Dream- Story
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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Well done. Fantastic story. Many congratulations..
Vryy inspiring at such tender age..
Super story of self confidence ???
Very well written Vivaan- great effort
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
Great work Vivaan. Keep up the good work.
A beautiful story Vivaan! You have brought out the important of determination and faith in oneself very well through Radhika- Very well written ??
just superbbb, at such a young age, hearty congrtssss, keep it up
Beautifully written and hoping you carry on and write more
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 ???????
Awesome! Keep shining!
Well done well written and nice story
Awesome!what thoughts keep it going ?????
Super . . Congrats & keep it up champ . . More love & blessings to you
Awesome Vivaan, keep writing and become a great author. Follow your passion like Radhika in your story. All the very best, God Bless!
Super Vivaan, lovely story, well written!!!
Fantastic Vivaan very thought provoking story for youngsters of today. Keep writing motivational stories which leaves a feel good factor for all.
Well done. Well written
Very inspiring. Persistence and willpower so well presented in simple heart touching words.
Awesome… Very well written vivaan… Keep it up….
Brilliant Vivaan,your story touched my heart just like the Radhika’s dream…simplicity at its best.Wishing you the best always ????
Truly inspiring Vivaan!
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
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
Very inspiring Vivaan.. at this age you know that positive thinking and dedication will always pay off..
Waiting for more stories.. great start
Amazing Vivaan, touching story indeed. Reminds me of a very lovable person I knew. God Bless you & keep writing such stories.
Well done. Beautifully written.
Very well written. Well done.
Beautiful story Vivaan.. Loved reading this!! Please write more
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…
Super story, congratulations
Wow….gr8 n inspiring….keep it up…stay blessed n safe.
Woooww!! I’m so impressed that this is the thoughts and writing of a 9 year old ? way to go Vivaan…all the best!