II year Graduation @13 years!
On first sight, the lanky and petite girl appears to be one among hundreds and thousands of bubbling school girls out in the sun to appear for their...
On first sight, the lanky and petite girl appears to be one among hundreds and thousands of bubbling school girls out in the sun to appear for their annual examinations. On a closer second look, there is a sure shot chance that will be recognised as 'that girl who is rising up the ladder in table tennis.' Indeed, Naina Jaiswal wears too many hats and they spill over to several fields, including academics, recreational activities, IT and sports arena. If she has grown in stature as a promising paddler who is tipped as the flag-bearer of her generation, thanks to her exploits, a bigger accomplishment comes in academics. Her prodigious talents have helped spread her wings to newer vistas. On March 23 of this year, she will enter the record books all over again when she turns up at the Rainbow College at Chintal in Hyderabad for what is to be another milestone in her blossoming career. In 2008 Naina, at eight years and two months, became the youngest Asian to appear in the Tenth Grade examination, under the aegis of International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), which is conducted by University of Cambridge (CIE Board). However, these pale into insignificance because over the weekend she will be appearing for her Second year BA Graduation in Mass Communication from Osmania University. Rendering poetic justice will be the overwhelming fact that the multi-tasking and versatile girl celebrated her 13th birthday on Friday. "I am confident of achieving whatever I am aspiring for because I have been trained by teachers of impeccable credentials, including at the St Mary's College, where I am pursuing my Graduation,' says Naina with a nonchalant sense of maturity in thought. Needless to say, the soft-spoken ambidextrous girl (whose bat does the talking while playing table tennis) will be the cynosure of all eyes when she enters the campus for her annual exams on Saturday, which quite ironically, will be her first day as a teenager.