What do you do when you fail to comprehend a subject? Ask the teacher to explain it again? Seek guidance from an elder sibling? 17-year old Shruti Tiwari, a resident of Matehiya village in Lakhimpur Kheri district’s Bheera town thought out of the box and made her science notes in Hindi. The interesting part is that they have been compiled into a book titled ‘Science Sense’.
It all started in 2015 when she started grappling with her science subjects.
“Unlike most other students, I switched from English to Hindi medium in Class IX. It was a major shift and I found it hard to understand several topics in physics, chemistry and biology. After struggling for a while, I decided to start preparing my own notes in Hindi. The idea worked for me and I began scoring well,” Shruti told TOI.
She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s course in Agriculture Science from a degree college in Bheera.
Role of teachers
She topped in her school (Chhajuram Cane Growers Inter College) in Class X. That’s when Shruti’s teachers encouraged her to publish her notes so that other students could benefit from them.
“When I saw her notes, I realized that they were very simple and anyone could easily understand several complex theories by reading them. That is why I was one of the many teachers who encouraged Shruti to get her work published,” said BD Shukla, who was Shruti’s schoolteacher in 2015.
It was, however, not easy for the girl to get her notes published. Shruti approached five publishers and all of them rejected her work. She was told that she is too young to write a book.
Later, things started working out for the teenager when she approached Zorba Publication online.
“They showed interest in my notes. My book was launched on December 23 last year on Amazon and Flipkart,” she said.
Appreciation and Accolades
Shruti is receiving a lot of appreciation from students and teachers alike. Her book was displayed in the ongoing World Book Fair in New Delhi.
She is the youngest among hundreds of authors whose books are up for sale. On the occasion of the National Youth Day on Friday, district magistrate Shailendra and SP S Channapa felicitated her.