We all know about Sarvesh Mehtani, the topper of IIT-JEE 2017 examinations. The boy scored 339 out of 366 marks in the exams and made his parents and teachers proud.
But how did he accomplish it? Well, it was certainly not a cake walk for Sarvesh who had to make great sacrifices for it. The 18-year-old Sarvesh gave up on his smartphone and stayed off social media for two years to focus on his studies.
Sarvesh Mehtani who is a student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula said-
“I have no control over myself when it comes to social media. So, when I started preparing for this exam (JEE) two years ago, I gave up my smartphone. But if you have control, you can keep the phone and study.”
He also cut down on interactions with friends.
“I did not meet them but talked over the phone. You have to socially cut off and focus on preparations.”
Mehtani tells that he was inspired by Bollywood film 3 Idiots and thus to become an engineer. He also told that Infosys Co-founder NR Narayana Murthy is his role model.
“3 Idiots inspired me to become an engineer. Phunsukh Wangdu (Aamir Khan’s character who championed the importance of understanding a subject, as against rote learning, and following one’s passion) and all the characters in the film inspired me to take up engineering.”
Sharing his success mantra Sarvesh said-
“Work hard, stay calm and stay organised in whatever you do. I used to study for five to six hours regularly, besides school hours and the coaching centre. On holidays, I used to study for more than eight hours, and you have to be regular with your study hours.”
Sarvesh also tells that it’s important to beat your stress while studying.
“I used to watch cartoons and listen to music to beat stress. Also, since I had left social media, I used to go for morning and evening walks with my parents. This reduced my stress and kept me fit.”
Well, one thing is proven that if you have set your goal and chase it with all your might, there’s nothing in this world to stop you.
We salute you, Sarvesh!