Statement of Purpose

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6. Does your name have any special meaning? ( 5 - 6 )
Yes, my name does have some special meaning. My family name means peace, and my first name means strong one. My English name was given to me by one of my high school teachers, and it does not have any special meaning really. 6. Does your name have any special meaning? ( 7 - 8 )

I presume you are referring to my Chinese name. Yes, the English equivalent of my family name would be something like peace, and in the case of my first name it would be strong one. My English name was randomly chosen by one of my high school teachers, and it really doesnt have any special meaning. 7. Is your name important to you? ( 5 - 6 )

No. I dont think it can do anything for me. I believe a person has to work out his own life. I am planning to do this as well as I can. 7. Is your name important to you? ( 7 - 8 )
Not really. I am part of the new generation who do not attach too much significance to our names. Names were important to the older generation as they of the opinion that it will determine your destiny to some extent. However, I personally believe that I myself will determine my destiny irrespective of what my name is. I will do this by acquiring good qualifications and by working hard. 22. A festival celebrated in your home town.

Diwali or Deepawali is a Hindu festival of lights.
The word Deepawali literally means rows of diyas (clay lamps). It is a family festival.
It is celebrated 20 days after Dussehra
It is celebrated to commemorate the return of lord Rama to his kingdom after 14 years of exile. It is also meant to celebrate the destruction of arrogant tyrant Bali at the hands of Vishnu. Another reason for the celebration of Diwali is that the 6th guru of the Sikhs, Guru Hargobind Ji, was set free from Gwalior jail along with 52 kings on this day. On this day twinkling oil lamps or diyas light up every home and there are numerous firework displays. Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed God, the symbol of...
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