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Samarth Ram Raghavendra gets Premier’s Award for Hindi performance in VCE

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By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 19 September 2021: Samarth Ram Raghavendra a VCE Hindi student completed his language studies at the Victorian School of Languages, Glen Waverley Centre, in 2020, under the expert tutelage of Mrs. Manjeet Thethi. Samarth achieved a final study score of 46, for which he received a Premier’s Award to acknowledge his outstanding academic performance. What makes his achievement so commendable is that he completed his Units 3&4 Hindi studies (and Units 3&4 Biology) while still in Year 11 at Haileybury College.

A considerable portion of his VCE studies was completed under remote learning conditions, which were far from ideal and awkward for many students. With SACs being conducted in unfamiliar conditions and weakened interactions with other peers, it is fair to say that such an environment was difficult to thrive in for any language student. Obviously, Samarth’s pluck and determination did not falter, as evidenced by his illustrious final study scores.

Samarth, along with his parents, was invited to revisit our Glen Waverley Centre and speak with this year’s VCE students to share with them his success story and encourage them along their learning journey to reach peak performance. Students were awestruck and inspired by his wise counsel, and his teacher, Area Manager, and parents were equally delighted to be present and so proud of his positive impact.

He strongly believes that learning Hindi is undoubtedly one of the best decisions a student can make, owing to the great benefits it brings along with it. From academics to personality development, Hindi profoundly improves a student’s character in every way, Samarth affirms. His example is the testimony of these assertions and is very likely to motivate other students to also pursue Hindi passionately in the future.

Samarth is an effigy of perseverance, forbearance, and loyalty to his school and ancestral roots, and we wish him every success in his academic pursuits and subsequent career aspirations.

Sanya Verma gets VCE Premier’s Award for Hindi 2020

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Sanya Verma (Right). Photo-Supplied.

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 9 September 2021: Sanya Verma, last month was awarded the VCE Premier’s Award for Hindi 2020, for the year 12 level. Sanya passed out her VCE from the St Margaret’s School, Berwick, and studied Hindi at the Victorian School of Languages (VCL) Centre in Dandenong. She obtained the highest VCE score for Hindi in Victoria in 2020.

Sanya started her Hindi from class 7, her primary motive being to read, write and improve oral skills in the language. Sanya’s Hindi teacher in 2020 was Bhavya Shah, who also teaches Hindi at the VSL Distance Education (although she returned to India recently for family reasons).

She believes being able to develop a skill that you can carry life-long and being able to communicate with others is such a unique skill that we all need to have.

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Sanya Verma. Photo-Supplied

Sanya recommends senior students studying VCE Hindi should aim to undertake unique activities regularly to polish their language skills. She says, “If you want to succeed in VCE you need to be able to stand out in your ideas and the way you think.”

In the future, Verma hopes to work in the field of Data Science and IT and firmly believes her language skills will help take her career to a world platform.

“Families interested in their children studying Hindi with the Victorian School of Languages, from Foundation level to VCE, should go to https://www.vsl.vic.edu.au/. Hindi is taught at VSL centers in Berwick, Dandenong, Blackburn, Caroline Springs, Epping, Glen Waverley, Melton, Sunshine, Werribee, Shepparton, Wodonga, and Mildura. Hindi is also offered through Distance Education (VCE only)
Enrolments for 2022 open in mid-November 2021, informs Heather Rae, Area Manager, VSL SouthEast (Dandenong, Berwick, and Hampton Park).

Heather Rae can be contacted at – heatherr@vsl.vic.edu.au