“Everyone gets opportunities, but winners make use of them and losers make excuse of them!”
In complete contrast to the scenario where people keep claiming that they couldn’t do a particular task because they weren’t in a condition to accomplish it, there comes a story of a 19-year old boy of Ranchi who, I must say, must not have been in the condition to achieve such success despite the odds he was suffering.
A depressing day makes us fail in many of the tasks but this boy had the courage to fight against cancer, a deadly disease, which utterly shakes one’s mental peace as well as physical balance.
Not only this, but he was a 10 CGPA scorer in CBSE class 10 exams as well as he scored 95% in CBSE class 12 exams.
Three years back in 2014, Tushar Rishi, a Ranchi boy, was happy in his life and all set to appear for the class 10 board exams. But life had different plans for him; life brought him into a new stage of struggle. Just after he had given the mock tests for boards, he was diagnosed with a bone cancer. He went through chemotherapy for 11 months,as a result he couldn’t appear for the exams that year. In the next year 2015, he passed with flying colours- a perfect 10 CGPA.
“IT HAS OBVIOUSLY CHANGED ME A LOT, BUT I TRY AND STAY FOCUSED ON MY ACADEMICS.”
What amazes is the fact that despite being trapped in such a disease, he emerged as a winner.
In the year 2017, when the CBSE class 12 board results were declared on 28th May for the exams held from 9th March to 29th April, he was awarded with a new gift for the hard work he had been doing. He scored 95% aggregate with 95 in english, 95 in physics, 93 in mathematics, 89 in computer and 100 in fine arts and he had no extra coaching.
“I AM IN A MUCH BETTER CONDITION NOW AFTER ALL THE TREATMENTS. BUT I HAVE TO VISIT AIIMS IN EVERY 3 TO 4 MONTHS FOR CHECKUPS AND UPDATES ON MY HEALTH.”
In addition to this, he is the author to the book ‘The Patient Patient’ that portrays his journey though the disease, how he remained positive throughout, how he fought all the odds, how he worked hard and achieved this.
This story of a 19-year old boy who was once a nonentity, teaches us that it’s the will power, determination, perseverance and dedication which helps us achieve things we aspire for in our lives. It’s not just about scoring marks but the lesson which lies within is that, we must fight the odds with great perseverance and courage to emerge as a winner and not let the obstacles deviate us from our paths.
“Those who win, do so, because they want to.”