CREST Achiever - Rudraveer Mandal

What's one or two achievements that you are proud of?
I am proud of the achievements that I recently achieved. They are as follows: 1. OGO Astronomy National Rank 2 - Rs. 40000 Award Prize 2. SOF Maths International Rank 1 - Rs. 7143 Award Prize
What is your biggest fear and how do you overcome it?
I try to live with the flow and not remember any of my problems and my fears. That's why I have no fears that I have faced with.
Who is your ideal and why?
My idol is Elon Musk. He is my idol because he is the CEO of SpaceX. He was the planner of falcon 9 and is also the CEO of Tesla and SolarCity. I want to be like him when I grow up.
Which public figure (sportsperson, actor, etc.) inspires you the most?
Inventors and Scientists who research from the smallest of the subatomic particles to the largest of the galaxies.
Who or what keeps you motivated?
My mother and the fact that with all this study I will be able to get a job that will give me a lot of dignity keeps me motivated.
Have you thought of your career line? What do you want to become and why?
I want to be a scientist who researches on atoms as well as the astronomer who plans and monitors space probes and researches on planets and stars. I also want to be a computer scientist who builds computer programs.
If there is one gift you would like to have, what would that be?
The only gift that can get all the other gifts by itself is infinite knowledge. I want this gift because this gives me freedom, money, and all the other gifts.
Your favourite memory that you would like to share?
My favorite memory has been the feeling that I get when I hear I have achieved something.
What's one thing about you that your friends don't know?
My friends don't know that I like to be prepared for social activities such as making friends, etc.
What is your secret of making friends?
Doing something for them and not bragging or showing off unless they do it is my secret of making friends.
What are your hobbies? How do you keep a balance between your hobbies and studies?
My hobbies are surfing the web, playing video games and programming. It is hard to keep the balance. The balance disrupts in vacations and balances other times because I don't like studying even a little bit in vacations but in the exam times there is a feeling that tells me to study that keeps the balance.
Which is your favourite sport? When did you start practicing and why?
I am always in the quest of finding my favourite sport. For now, I have reached badminton because it is neither exhausting nor exhilarating. I play sports once in a while. I started practicing it when I found in a picnic that my badminton skills were better than any other sport skills. That is one more reason I like Badminton.
What do you love to do the most in your free time?
I love to spend my free time by surfing the web and watching T.V., YouTube and Curiosity Stream. It gives me relaxation because my brain goes for a vacation at that time.
What are your study tips for getting better grades in school examinations?
Giving Olympiads are the major factor that helps to get better grades in school examination. Because of them, I know the things way before than they are taught in school.
How do you prepare for Olympiads?
I just follow some books and go for it with confidence. If it brings failure, I try doing harder and harder and harder until I succeed.
How has appearing for Olympiad exams helped your studies?
Olympiads have been always harder than school studies. As success brings happiness, bringing success gives motivation to study harder and harder till I reach a level that no more can be succeeded.
Do you have any advice or tips for students who are interested in appearing for Olympiads?
Just read more books and go for it with confidence. If it brings failure, try doing harder and harder and harder until you succeed.
Name : Rudraveer Mandal
School : Fatima Convent Public School
Class : 4

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