‘Reach for The Top’ is a story about two heroic young girls. The first story is about a young Mountaineer Santosh Yadav and the second part is about Maria Sharapova a tennis sensation of the world. Santosh Yadav was born in a small village of Haryana state. Her family was of the opinion of traditional values and they were adamant to keep their prevailing customs but she rose to the highest glory by her determination hard efforts. In the same way Maria Sharapova rise to the top of tennis world by her hard efforts. She became the world’s number one tennis sensation of the modern world.
“Reach for the Top” is based on the theme that success comes to those who dare and do. This theme runs throughout the account of Santosh Yadav’s education, training and success as a woman mountaineer in a country where discrimination against women is rampant. Santosh defied all odds, customs, traditions and prejudices to script her phenomenal success through hard work, persistent effort, focus on the goal and mental and physical toughness. Santosh has really reached the highest top that a woman mountaineer could reach, not just once but twice. She is a wonderful role-model to emulate.
Similarly, the account of Maria Sharapova focuses on the grand achievements of the tennis player, who earned the title of the world number one in woman’s tennis in 2005. The author reveals that one has to pay a price for reaching the top in the form of hard labour, rigorous training, and sacrifice. Sometimes one has to undergo mental torture too on this path to success, but its rewards are always sweet and satisfying.
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