The City of Brampton boasts its powerful youth population which unfailingly achieves greatness in academics, arts and athletics. Joining the youth “Hall of Fame”, is 15-year-old Garv Tomar, a secondary school student and published author.
Tomar’s debut novel, The Teen Who Became a Monk, tells the emotional story of Richard, a teenage boy recovering from the untimely death of his father. According to Tomar, the story follows Richard as he graduates from high school and struggles to afford university tuition as a result of financial hardships in his family. Richard craves an opportunity to break free from his bondages in order to cure himself of his pain.
“The idea for this work of literature first came to me seven months ago when I was introduced to the several ideas found throughout the book — one of the major ones being meditation. This topic had really gained my interest because it had taught me a new way of living life, and for a high school teenager with loads of school stress that was a big turning point. After I had discovered the immensely powerful tool of mediation from my father, I continued to grow on that knowledge and present it to the world in the form of this book, The Teen Who Became a Monk,” Tomar says.
Beyond his achievements in literature, Garv Tomar is an active member of his school community. In the past year, he has been involved in DECA, Model United Nations and the athletic council. Tomar has earned several awards for his hard work including honour roll recognition. He is currently working on an innovative project that aims to bridge the generation gap between elders and youth through an organization called Educatia Canada.
It is essential for us, as residents in the City of Brampton, to foster the growth and success of our youth. The Teen Who Became a Monk is a 102-page novel full of ancient lessons to be learned, cherished and passed on through generations.
To learn more about the book, or to pre-order it, please visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/garvtomar/the-teen-who-became-a-monk.
Author: Garv Tomar
Editor: Gurleen Badwal