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‘Fame not key to happiness’

“I have seen around me that fame or success does not give one happiness,but when you do what you like,professionally,every day becomes successful and happy,” says Soha Ali Khan.

Written by Express News Service | Mohali |
July 14, 2012 3:50:48 am

“I have seen around me that fame or success does not give one happiness,but when you do what you like,professionally,every day becomes successful and happy,” says Soha Ali Khan. The Hindi movie actor was here today to interact with the children of Manav Mangal School for a panel discussion themed ‘Follow Your Heart’.

In a series of lectures organised by Classmate notebooks and stationary,three other eminent personalities that spoke with the students were squash player Dippika Pallikal,video jockey Juhi Pande and TV journalist Mahrukh Rizvi. They emphasized on the importance of following one’s heart without caring for success or failure.

Says Dippika,“Winning or losing is not everything. Athletes are also human beings and it is not humanly possible to win every match. Everyone wants to win but when I go to the field I am happy as with every match I am only going to play better,learn new things and know that there is scope for improvement.”

Juhi emphasized on the need to not give up on oneself even if success eludes one in the first few attempts. “The idea is to give that best attempt because you never know when,what you consider success,shall come to you and you need to hang on till then. When you start working you don’t determine whether it will be appreciated by others or not,that comes later. But,no matter what happens you should not lose conviction or doubt yourself.”

Mahrukh gave her own example to explain that success is largely dependent on one’s expectation from oneself. “My coverage of 26/11 gave me fame I had not seen earlier. Before that,I had been working for 6 years but I was not recognized or appreciated. Though it got frustrating at times,I was largely content even earlier,knowing the fact that I was doing my best,” says Mahrukh.

Juhi gave a special message to the school and college students who are going through the admission process in the city. “I have changed at least ten schools in my life,from government to public to convent and I can assure the kids that there is an overemphasis on where you study,what is important is what you learn from wherever you go.”

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