The Optimist Citizen
Avani Mishra

A model, dancer, painter and now the Youngest CS of India

 In conversation with Avani Mishra – The youngest Company Secretary of India  (AIR-1 -CS Exams 2015)

“Winners Don’t Do Different Things, They Do It Differently”- Yes, these lines fit to that Youth Icon who has created a history in the field of education. She believes working in silence and letting the success make noise.

Q:-  Was Becoming a Company Secretary your dream or were you inspired by someone ?

A:- As soon as i completed my 12th examinations in the year 2013, I automatically drove my spirit towards the CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT course just like my brother , Aanadi Mishra , who was an inspiration to me in this field. I cleared my CPT ( CA- entrance ) and commenced my preparations for the CA- intermediate examinations. I have always known a fact that with your CA you can even contrive for the CS, and therefore, I stepped forward to accomplish both the degrees simultaneously. Grooming for the CS course was not a dream but a desideratum along with my CA.

Q:-  What drove you to get entwined with the idea of becoming a lawyer as well ?

A:- I didn’t have the slightest idea about how students proceed towards the law course. But in the year 2014, during the month of January, i inaugurated a lawyer streak within myself, and that was the outset of my animus towards becoming a lawyer. I learned that I had to start my preparations for CLAT examination ( Law-entrance)  alongside CA and CS gestation. Also as I got myself enrolled in Taxation) course taking out time became a big issue for me. Students consider CLAT exams to be very strenuous and most of them dedicate a whole year for it. Even I was aware of this fact, but I don’t know if I should portray it as my fortunate or unfortunate circumstance, I managed just 2.5 weeks out my schedule for concocting my self -studies for this exam. By God’s Grace, and my family’s immense support I cracked the CLAT and got admission at the NLIU, Bhopal , which is a dream for any law aspirant.

Q:- Managing all these formidable and herculean courses at the same time is rare for an average student. Do you consider yourself exalted with this fact?

A: – I consider myself to be a very simple and cheerful personality. Studying and slogging for hours and hours has not been my cup of tea ever. I truly believe in self studies and productive studies. Be it for 2-3 hours, a person should dedicate those hours to his/her studies with honesty. I am a girl, who loves extracurricular activities in the same way and with the same intensity as I  love my  studies.  I consider myself tremendously blessed.

Avni Mishra walking on the ramp at a fashion show held at Sayaaji, Bhopal
Avni Mishra walking on the ramp at a fashion show held at Sayaaji, Bhopal

Q:- Have you not faced any commotions while keeping up the CA, CS as well as Law education?

A:- I am a normal girl and life has placed many befuddling situations in front of me , as it does for all the mortals. My college is very strict with all the rules and regulations, especially the attendance apothegm. Therefore, the whole year, being in college, I did not have time for my CA and CS studies at all. The semester break which we reap was a boon to me. In the month of May and June, I completely immersed myself into regressive studies as I had planned to clear my CA-IPCC as well as the CS Excecutive examinations. But, unfortunately that year, i.e. 2014, due to the Elections, our CA-IPCC examinations postponed from the month of May to the month of June and because of this my CA exam clashed abominably with my CS-Executives. I still remember that day when i was so confused and helpless that I cried in front of my Mother. But, she and my whole family were so supportive, that they calmed me down and helped me to decide what the right thing for me to do was. I chose to drop my CA exams and give my CS exam and cleared it.

Q:- Do you regret your decision of dropping CA exams at that point. Why did you not assent the CS exams?

A:- I always thought of completing my CA till my intermediate examinations and was more focused for my CS qualification from the starting itself. I don’t regret my decision at all  because had I chosen the CA exams at that time I would not have become the youngest CS today , for which my parents are proud of, for which everyone has known and praised me. I also cleared my CA-IPCC (Group 1) in the next attempt, living my law college life as well.

Q:- Share with us the journey of your Cultural activities, apart from studies?

A:- Being born in a liberal family, I always considered my hobbies and cultural activities to be my stress- busters. When I was in 12th Standard I received the President Award for Painting from our renowned President Mrs. Pratibha Patil. Moreover, I am a Visharad in Kathak and have represented India in Japan , and  have also performed in the M.P. Sthapna Divas. Through my dance performance, I managed to open up a new hobby for myself. I was invited by the big league in the Fashion Designing world – Mr. Mumtaz Khan, for performing in his Fashion Show held at Sayyaji, Bhopal. Ramp Walking made me really nervous at the start but I managed to be a good performer. Whenever i get time, I surely dedicate it to my hobbies and thus enjoy my life as it comes.

Avni Mishra with her parents Vinay Mishra and Preeti Mishra and her brother Anaadi Mishra
Avni Mishra with her parents Vinay Mishra and Preeti Mishra and her brother Anaadi Mishra

Q:- What is you mantra of Success ? Is there anything you want to share with the youth?

A:-  The mantra which I followed in my education field is preparing notes and totally believing in self studies. I myself did not opt for any coaching for any of the courses. For me, the most important thing that elevates your education and cultural aspects is your home environment.  At the times of agitations and abashments, it’s your family which fills you up with positivity and encouragement. I thank the almighty for giving me such a wonderful family, who never pressurized me for any results or any career. They always believed in me and my decisions and therefore, here I am standing in the orbit of success. I will not recommend hibernating yourselves and stopping access the social media at the time of examinations because I myself never did that. I have realized that if we want to do succeed  first we have to believe that WE CAN.


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