Mrinaal Deep Joshi
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Favourite memory of the Award:
My favorite memory of this award was meeting new people and having to learn different skills. Doing this activity I had learned 7 different goals which will later be beneficial for me in life.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
I had to go through different pain and workout. Managing time was really difficult. I had to take studies and sports both equally so it was really challenging.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes, I have continued some of the activities that I have been doing. I have continued photography, swimming, cycling and running.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
I started my sports career at the very young age. For me sports have always been something that gives me joy and happiness. For some it’s a sense of happiness and an activity but for me sports has always been a different kind of topic or a subject. Whatever, I do whatever I play, I play it by heart. I am always eager to learn if it is about sports. I play different kinds of sports like football, swimming, basketball, cricket. I love to play physical games mostly. When u want to reach at a higher level it is always difficult you win some and you lose some. I always dream about playing at higher stage which I am never going to stop dreaming about. Which this what motivates me. I am always motivating because there are many different people who are ahead of me. Growing in a country like Nepal, it is always difficult to pursue sports career as a hobby or a passion. There would lot of barriers to achieve what you want. But because of my parents and family that I have I have never felt that. My dad and mom they both motivates me to participate at things that I don’t know. They rather want me to explore who am I. They are creating different opportunities for me so that there won’t be any difficulties for me. Duke has provided me that platform to showcase my skills and talent. I am pursuing my sports career as well as education right now. Because of duke I got the opportunity to learn different skills. I took triathlon in my physical activity. While doing this award I trained vigorously in cold, rainy season etc. It was a really tough and a roller coaster ride. While doing duke I had trained a lot and had reached a certain level. I got to play the 9th national game where I had represented my province. It was one of the biggest game I had ever played and I am proud to say that duke had helped to achieve so in a certain way. This was my best memory. My coach and my parents are the one who I am never stop admiring. All I want to say to the young one or anyone who has dream to achieve is that “never stop dreaming and just go and try what you like to do, eventually you will find something you are good at.” Sports is always about patient and dedication.
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