YOUNG WORLD

Eloquent �lan

SOUVIK CHOWDHURY

Eloquent �lan

It is not very often that one comes across a 16-year old whose list of achievements runs into a lengthy four-page dossier.

V. Saraschandra is an eloquent speaker, an avid quiz wizard, a classical musician and a magician, all rolled into one lean five-and-half-feet frame.

An aspiring plastic surgeon , Saras is essentially an orator with an proficiency in declamation and public speaking.

He is the director of Team Synergy — a competition-oriented youth organisation, started by him to encourage talented orators, artists and stage performers from various schools of the twin cities.

This venture of his, "Is all about re-discovering oneself. About 35 schools are in my fold right now, and more will be joining Team Synergy shortly," he said.

A consistent top ranker since his childhood, the St. Paul's alumnus had been a school pupil leader. Saras has won prizes in many contests, including The Hindu Young World Quiz 2002 (Hyderabad — regional finals) and Mr. Activity 2002 (Runners-up) in the National finals, Bangalore.

Magic is another forte where the youngster excels, having won the first prize in the National-level Magic Karishma, held in Goa last year .

His role model? A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, pat comes the reply. "The violin and the tabla will be instrumental in spreading the message of peace in the North and Northeast," says the Inter 1st year student of Kakatiya.

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