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Winners to the letter!

YOUNG NASHRAH wrote a letter to fairytale Ariel ??Now I think my heart has got the peace it was longing for. I have shared two of the most important events of my life. I sometimes think of coming to your home Atlantica and explore it with your friends??

india Updated: Apr 15, 2006 00:22 IST

YOUNG NASHRAH wrote a letter to fairytale Ariel “…Now I think my heart has got the peace it was longing for. I have shared two of the most important events of my life. I sometimes think of coming to your home Atlantica and explore it with your friends…”

This letter won her the first prize in the 34th Universal Postal Letter Writing Competition. She won the first prize at the state-level and then her letter was forwarded for an all India-level competition where she won a consolation p-rize.   Like Nashrah, a Class 8 girl Vani also won a letter writing competition organised by the Universal Postal Union. The competition was amongst the students of the SAARC countries. The topic for the competition was Post and Telegraph’s contribution in the peace of SAARC countries. She also won the first prize at the state-level and a consolation at the national-level.

She says, “In my letter I wrote as to how people connect with letters. I penned down the example of Indira Gandhi and Nehru Ji,” says Vani.

Both the girls belong to Loreto Convent. Vani is in the fifth year of Bharatnatyam, a swimming champion, brilliant at basketball and academics. She says, “I want to become a an engineer first and then take the IAS examination.” Cartoon Network and Discovery Channel are her favourite TV channels.

Nashrah is in the 10th standard and an aspiring astronaut. She says, “IIT is my dream. I want to get into IIT and then become an astronaut with NASA. I want to follow the footsteps of Kalpana Chawla.”

She adds, “I never expected myself to win this competition. I was never
good at English and never had very good writing skills.”

Vani’s mother Varsha is a proud mother today. She says, “Vani is like a fairy. I want to give her wings and let her fly as high as she can. I have promised myself that I will never clip her wings or stop her from following her dreams.”
Both the girls got Rs 250, a stamp album and a certificate as prize.