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Student Bios 2018

Meet the group of Vahani scholars 2018. Here are extremely talented students with a strong drive to break boundaries and achieve their maximum potential.

Aarti Manchanda

Aarti Manchanda is 17 years old and lives in New Delhi. She completed her 12th standard from Salwan Girls Schools with 91%. Currently, she has taken admission in Mata Sundari College, Delhi University for pursuing B.Com Hons. She loves mathematics and enjoys solving problems. She is an all-rounder, and she has actively taken part in fields from dancing to theatre to music to sports. In her free time, she teaches school children from her community. Her mother is both an inspiration and a source of motivation for her. Aarti wants to excel in life to give her a better lifestyle.

Ajay Vijay Kumar

Ajay Vijay Kumar is 18 years old and is from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He scored 93% (Science-Mathematics) in the 12th State Board Exam from St.Mary's H.S.S, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram. He scored the highest in Hindi and Mathematics with 100% and 95% respectively. He got a prize in the District Level Mathematics Fair in 2017. He was an active member of Student Police Cadet (spc). He has also participated in the State Level SPC camp in 2015. He was given the title of the Best Outgoing Student of St. Joseph's H.S.S, Thiruvananthapuram from where he passed SSLC with A+ in all subjects. He enjoys Mathematics and likes to listen to music. He loves playing carom and chess. He wants to become a Doctor. His aim in life is to care for the poor.

Chelsi Shah

Chelsi Shah is an ambitious girl of 17. She hails from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
She has recently completed her 12th standard with 92% from Adani Vidya Mandir, Ahmedabad. She wishes to do a professional course like Chartered Accountancy in future and with that in mind, she is pursuing B.Com Hons as her undergraduate degree. She has attended many workshops, seminars, guest lectures, and competitions on various topics which has helped her build her personality. She was awarded with a gold medal in a Commerce Olympiad in 2018. She has also received medals and certificates in sports, arts and craft and social work. She likes to play kabbadi, basketball and is trained in karate. She loves to read, debate and to interact with people. She believes that life is an adventure and everyone should enjoy it.

Devika LR

Devika LR is from Trivandrum, Kerala. She has completed her 12th standard recently and has taken admission for graduation in Govt Women’s College for BA Honours in English Literature. Her ambition in life is to become a lecturer who can mould the kids into responsible citizens and teach them the importance of moral values. She loves reading books. She likes to read motivational stories of great people which inspires her to go through the challenges of life. She also likes to listen to music which refreshes her mind. Her favourite activity is dance. She has participated in various dance competitions at various levels and won many prizes. She wants to improve her dancing skills further to become a very good dancer. She wants to live a joyful and inspirational life and help the ones in need.

Dhaniksha Chaudhary

Dhaniksha Chaudhary is an ambitious girl of 17. She hails from Moradabad district in Uttar Pradesh and she has just completed her 12th with 95% from Vidyagyan Leadership Academy. She wishes to pursue Political Science Honours as her undergraduate course. She attended the Model United Nations held at Doon School, Dehradun. She was awarded the India-USA Dharani scholarship for presenting her research in the International Geography Youth Summit 2016 Bangalore. She likes to play football, read novels and debating. Along with her studies she wants to prepare for the Indian Foreign Service, as she is passionate about becoming an IFS Officer. She believes in creating a new path for herself, instead of following the general path taken by everyone else.

Ganga Rani Nautiyal

Ganga Rani Nautiyal, comes from a small village of Uttarkashi. She has finished her schooling from Him Jyoti School, Dehradun. Ganga loves to do everything which makes her a good person. She has represented her school in many interschool competitions. She had qualified for the third round of Youth Leadership Awards at the national level organized by tGelf. She loves to serve her society in every possible way. Ganga is currently preparing for the medical exam from Allen Institute, Kota. Ganga has great interest in science and machinery and hence she has designed a model of a machine which can generate electricity from pine needles, in future she just wants to make it true so that it could prevent forest fires and bring a ray of hope in the lives of people at high altitudes.

Harshita Agrahari

Harshita Agrahari is 17 years old and is a resident of Satna, M.P. She has successfully completed her grade twelve from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Satna with 95.75%. She has recently taken admission in Daulat Ram College, DU. She enjoys helping and motivating others. In her spare time she likes reading, listening to music, gardening etc. She is dedicated towards her work. After graduation she aspires to do MBA from IIM. She believes that every child should give his/her best to fulfil their parent's expectations because parents always sacrifice a lot for their children.

Ishika

Ishika is 18 years old, and comes from Bhiwani, Haryana. She scored 94.4% in her 12th CBSE Board Examination. She wants to pursue BTech in Computer Science from Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, Delhi. She stood first in the Haryana Science Olympiad. She is passionate towards her subject. She enjoys reading science fiction and listening to music in her spare time.

K Hinga

K Hinga, a student from a small town in Manipur has big dreams and hopes to be a successful woman. She just completed her 12th standard with 97%. Currently she has taken admission in Miranda House and will pursue Political Science Honors. She is a huge booklover and a big fan of the Percy Jackson series. She also loves animals and volunteers to help them in her free time. She wishes to clear the civil service examination and work to develop her country and especially her hometown. She is a very dedicated person and will work hard to fulfil her dreams.

Mansi

Mansi is 17 years old and lives in Delhi. She scored 94.25% in class 12 from RPVV Shalimar Bagh. She secured 2nd in her school. She has taken admission in IP College for Women and will be perusing BA (Hons.) Geography. She wants to excel in everything she chooses to do and wants to become an IAS officer. She wants to spread the light of education all over the country. She also wants to start a pharmacy in her village with the help of her sisters. Her aim is to make her country proud. She wants to give back to Vahani in future, in whichever way possible.

Pankaj Kumar

Pankaj Kumar is 18 years old and comes from Chapra, Bihar. He has completed his class 12 from Chapra Central School. He enjoys studying Physics, Mathematics and English Language. He is going to pursue BTech from the National Institute of Technology, Patna. He wants to become a successful engineer. He is hardworking and dedicated towards what he wants to achieve in life. He wants to help people with their problems and bring smiles to their faces. After graduation, Pankaj wants to improve the quality of education in the government schools of Bihar. He also likes to debate and discuss issues with people who have experience in different fields. In his spare time, he likes playing sports or watching news and cricket matches. He also takes a keen interest in understanding and analysing politics.

Pradeep Kumar

Pradeep Kumar is 18 years old and is from Uttar Pradesh. He scored 95.2% in the 12th CBSE Board Examination. He scored the highest in Geography and History (98%). Since his interest lies in studying Geography, he is pursuing B.A. honours Geography from Kirori Mal College of Delhi University. He likes to participate in extra curriculum activities like debating, drama, elocutions and writing contests. He has also represented his school in TIGS (The Institute of Geographical Studies) Conference, 2016, Bangalore, where he was awarded the India-USA Dharani Scholarship. In 2011, he won a scholarship worth Rs. 25 lakh and got a chance to complete his pre-matric education from a world class institute: Vidyagyan Leadership Academy. In 2018, he was selected as a Vahani Scholar. He wants to become an IAS Officer in order to make a positive impact in society and help the downtrodden people.

Prashant Kumar

Prashant Kumar is 17 years old and comes from New Delhi. He is preparing for NEET at Darshana Academy, Pune. He has received a scholarship that is covering his medical coaching. Prashant has done extremely well in his 12th standard with 93.2% from Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya. He enjoys playing basketball and has actively taken part in cultural programmes as well as in science exhibitions. He aspires to become an Oncologist and aims to study in A.I.I.M.S. Once he becomes a doctor, he wants to run a health project where he wants to establish clinics which provide affordable medical helps, to families living in the underdeveloped parts of the country.

Pratibha

Pratibha is 18 years old and has just completed her schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Satna. At present she is attending Asia’s biggest coaching centre, Allen at Kota for her NEET preparation. She feels very lucky be part of the great institution Vahani. She wants to pursue MBBS because she wants to serve the nation. She loves to write poems and drawing cartoons. She likes learning new things but the most important thing is that she wants to be a good person and make her parents feel proud of her.

Preet Patel

Preet Patel is 18 years old and is from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He has done his schooling at Adani Vidya Mandir, Ahmedabad. He scored 94% in the 12th CBSE board exams. Preet wants to pursue BTech from Gujarat Technological University. His fields of interest are mathematics and computer science. He is planning to do a masters in artificial intelligence. He loves robotics. He always keeps in mind the thought of Albert Einstein, "Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow." He enjoys watching movies and listening to great personalities. His role model is Sandeep Maheshwari and he hardly misses his sessions. In his spare time, he loves to play chess and cricket. He is a district level chess champion. He also likes to teach subjects like mathematics and physics to his classmates and juniors. He never hesitates to learn anything from anyone, anywhere and anytime.

Stella

Stella is 18 years old and is from Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. She scored 92.3% in the 12th state Board Exams. She scored the highest in maths with 96%. She wants to pursue BSc. Nursing. She is good at sports and is engaged in various sports like khokho, volleyball etc. She enjoys painting in her free time. Her role model is Jesus Christ.

Sakshi Gupta

Sakshi Gupta is 17 years old. She hails from Dehradun. She has done her schooling from Him Jyoti School. With the grace of God and hard work, she secured an aggregate of 92.8% in 12th grade. Presently, she has taken admission in Kalindi College, Delhi University. She will pursue BSC Physics Hons from there. She aims to join one of the esteemed research organisations and help mankind. She loves to play badminton. Other than this she has a keen interest in writing and reading. She has represented her school in many debate competitions and with her creative writing skills, she has won an International Poetry Competition.

Shalini Dubey

Shalini Dubey is 17 years old and is from Jaunpur, UP. She scored 87.2% in the 12th UP board exams from Jangi Singh Girl's College, Belwa. Recently, she has taken admission in Mata Sundari Women College in Delhi University. She loves gardening and listening to music in her spare time. She enjoys spending time with her family. Her aim in life is to create awareness about the importance of education in underdeveloped villages in the country and she wants to motivate students to fulfil their dreams. She wants to make a difference in the life of at least one person and try to improve the lives of others around her.

Shashwat Sharma

Shashwat Sharma is an 18 year old boy from New Delhi. He passed his class 12 from RPVV, Sec10 Dwarka, New Delhi with 91.4% in CBSE boards. He has also actively taken part in essay and extempore competitions in zonal and had won 1st and 3rd prize respectively. He loves to play and follow sports. He also likes to be aware of local, national and international news and is always keen to try out new and interesting things. Presently he has taken admission in ZakirHussain College, Delhi University in B.Com Honours and wants to pursue a career in law because he believes in the Latin maxim, 'ignorantialegisneminemexcusat' which means ignorance of law excuses no one, and considers ignorance as the greatest barrier in one's life. In future, as a lawyer, he would like to eradicate ignorance by spreading awareness among general public about basic laws, which a citizen should know. His role model is his mother Seema Sharma and his teacher Mr.Pankaj Kumar. In future, he wants to make a difference in society by following the path of his profession.

Sweta Rani

Sweta Rani is 21 years old. She comes from Sagarpur, New Delhi. She has completed her schooling from Sarvodaya Kanya Vidvalaya, Sagarpur, New Delhi. In the 10th Board exam she secured 89.6%. After that she did a Diploma in Civil Engineering fromPusa Polytechnic, New Delhi . Now she wants to pursue her higher studies in the same domain. She wants to pursue Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering. Currently, she is in second year of Civil Engineering in J.S.S Academy of Technical Education, Noida . She likes to do cooking, painting, reading books and watching movies. She participated in a puppet show competition, mental math quiz, debates and dancing competition during her schooling. With the right skills, knowledge and determination she wants to provide affordable housing to people who are living on the footpath, without compromising their safety. She wants to become an IES (Indian Engineering Service) officer in future such that her knowledge and service can reach out to the maximum number of people through government policies.

Tanya Chaudhary

Tanya Chaudhary is 18 years old and is from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. She scored 96.8% in the 12th CBSE Board Exams from Vidyagyan School, Bulandshahr. She wants to pursue B.A (hons.) from Delhi University. Sports is her passion. She is very good in sports and has also represented her school at the National level. She is a very hardworking and focussed on her goal. She love to play football and basketball. She loves to read inspirational and adventurous novels. She wanted to become a successful geographer in her life. Her role model is her Physical Education teacher, Mrs, JyotiBisht. She wanted to excel in her field and to work towards girls’ education, especially in the rural areas.

 

Student Bios 2017

Meet the group of Vahani scholars 2017. Here are extremely talented students with a strong drive to break boundaries and achieve their maximum potential.

Abhishek Panwar

Abhishek Panwar is 18 years old and comes from Delhi. He completed his high school from Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidaylaya, Dwarka, New Delhi. He secured 94.8% in CBSE class 12th board exam. He is pursuing his graduation in Bachelor of Technology in Computer Engineering from Delhi Technological University. Recently he completed his first year of graduation and interned during the summer with Policy Bazaar. Apart from his studies, he enjoys playing badminton, reading fiction novels, watching documentaries and TED Talks. He is attracted to innovation and how technology is changing the world. With his knowledge of computers, he would like to serve his nation. He wants to support the Digital India Initiative to digitalise India. With his knowledge and skills in computers he wants to make the E-commerce industry more stable, secure and easy to use. He also dreams of opening an unconventional school, purely oriented around coding, in the future.

Akansha Yadav

Akansha Yadav is 19 years old and is from U.P. She has completed her 12th grade with 92.2% from VidyaGyan Leadership Academy, Sitapur, U.P in 2017. She is pursuing Pol.Science (Hons.) From Gargi college Delhi University. Akansha enjoys playing volleyball and reading magazines in her spare time. She also wants to take UPSC coaching and appear for the civil services exam as she wants to become an I.A.S. officer. She is a dedicated worker and loves to help the poor and needy. After graduation she wants to work for the community and the betterment of the society.

Akash Jha

Akash Jha is 19 years old. He is from Delhi. He did his schooling from Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidayalaya, Gandhi Nagar, Delhi and secured 96% in his board exams in 2017. He has recently completed his first year of graduation. He is pursuing B.Com (hons) from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, DU. He did two summer internships during his first year. First at Zomato and the other at Vedant Inv. Pvt. Ltd. He had an unforgettable experience at both the internships and also learnt a lot. This helped immensely in his personality development and in acquiring skills with work experience. He loves to play and watch cricket. His ambition is to become an IAS officer and as an IAS officer he wants to serve his country. He loves mathematics. He is always open to learning new skills. He is also interested in doing some sort of social work.

Kajal Srivastava

Kajal Srivastava is 19 years old from Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. She is doing her B.A in Bachelor of Commerce at Amity University of Noida. She is further interested in completing a major in banking. She has learnt a lot whilst interning with investment firm Vedank Investments. Her involvement with society and where she is from is a way for her to cultivate her passion for engaging a diverse community in public leadership, and this passion has brought her out of her town for her higher studies, on a scholarship with Vahani Scholarship.

Malika Goyal

Malika Goyal is 19 years old and is from Shivpuri, M.P. She has just completed her 1st year of an integrated MBA from the International Institute of Professional Studies (IIPS). She enjoys working for people and wants to improve her calibre with every step. She is creative and dedicated towards her work and was titled ‘Student of the Year' thrice in her school. Malika was praised by the Director of IIPS for scoring the highest marks in her MBA Batch among 120 students and for giving the best presentations. She has taken leadership roles for five years. Malika has worked with various people and NGOs. Along with her graduation, she is preparing for the Administrative Services Exam to serve the society. In her spare time she enjoys writing, reading, sketching, playing sports and getting to know people and their cultures.

Manisha Shekhawat

Manisha Shekhawat is 17 years old and is from Jaipur, Rajasthan. She has completed her schooling from Gokul Public School Murlipura, Jaipur. She enjoys studying Physics, Math and English. Currently she is pursuing B. Tech in Information and Technology from BanasthaliVidhyapith, Tonk, Rajasthan. She has just completed her first year. She enjoys learning programming languages. She is very hardworking, humble and creative. Her aim in life is to become an engineer and serve the nation. She has completed a meaningful internship with Paytm over the summer. By means of her work, she wants to make India a powerful country. She wants to serve her society and country. She loves playing sports, watching cartoons, and video games. She enjoys social work, and is always ready to lend a helping hand to someone in need.

Neeraj Kumar

Neeraj Kumar is 18 years old and he comes from Faridabad, Haryana. He is doing B.tech in electronics and communication engineering from Delhi Technological University. He scored 7.4 and 8.14 CGPA in 1st and 2nd semester respectively. He wants to excel in A.I. and machine learning. He has done a summer internship in OYO rooms for 1 month as a business development intern.He likes to play cricket, football etc. He likes to watch comedy movies and also likes to read novels. His aim is to make his country proud.

Nidhi B. Vedant

Nidhi B. Vedant is 18 years old and is from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She passed 
her 10th grade with 97.8% from Vidyodaya Matriculation School, Chennai and 
the 12th grade with 95% from PCM stream. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor Degree in Architecture from Mohammed SathakAj Academy of Architecture, Chennai. She is very creative and innovative. In her free time she likes doodling and sketching. Her favourite language is German and she has also been to Germany for 3 weeks for a student exchange program. She wants to work with eco-friendly architecture and help save the environment by keeping it clean and reducing land wastage. She wants to give back more to society than she has received.

Ritik Agrawal

Ritik Agrawal is 18 years old and is from Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh. At present he is pursuing a B.A. (hons.) in History from Satyawati College, Delhi University. He has completed his first year. He is also preparing for civil services examination simultaneously. He loves watching movies and cricket, and has a special interest in reading autobiographies of sports personalities. After his graduation he wants to appear for UPSC as he aspires to become an IAS officer. In this summer vacations he interned at NIESBUD which is a government organisation for empowering Entrepreneurship and Small businesses. He wishes to work for the upliftment of society and dreams of contributing towards making India a developed nation.

Roma Singh

Roma Singh is 21 years old and is from Gurugram. She is pursuing Mass Communication in Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Jaipur. She aspires to become a virtuous journalist in the future. She has been an intern at NewsX in the production department and has also interned with the DraftCraft International in Mumbai. She learnt a lot during her internship period. She aims to do good for the society and wants to contribute her part in society’s welfare. She strongly believes that even one person can make a huge difference and if that person chooses a right path, he/she can motivate others to walk together and fight for a good cause. Apart from journalism, she is looking forward to helping people who are underprivileged. In her spare time she likes reading novels and she is very passionate about dance and theatre. She is very dedicated and gives her best to whatever she does. She participated in many street plays on various social issues with the YuvaEkta Foundation.

Sagar Sharma

Sagar Sharma is 18 years old, and is from Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. He has completed his 12th standard with 92.2%. Currently he is in 2nd year of B.com at Christ University, Bangalore and has completed his CA CPT in December, 2017. After watching his parents work hard in the fields, he knew at a very young age that he had to do something big. He was fascinated by what it takes to operate a successful business for which he took part in business fests at Pathways. By attending the annual workshop of Vahani, he got great opportunities to explore his skills and gain experience. He learned the value of hard work, efficiency, and communication. In the near future, he hopes to continue his CA studies and at the same time wants to run his own start-up in the farming sector. Sagar spends his spare time in social work. He is an active member of a team which goes to primary schools to spend time with kids to understand their problems and he enjoys doing that.

Sejal Agnihotri

Sejal Agnihotri is 18 years old and is from Lalitpur, U.P. She completed her 12th from Vidya Gyan School, Sitapur in 2017. Currently, she is pursuing B.SC. Mathematics from Banasthali University, Jaipur. She is an excellent orator and has participated in Tgelf national level debates. She is passionate about mathematics and statistics and wants to master the field of statistics. She aspires to be an entrepreneur. To Sejal, the wellbeing of the society means everything. She has received support and motivation since her school days, which has helped many underprivileged students like her to see big dreams and fulfil them. She wants to help underprivileged students like her in the future. She enjoys playing basketball and participating in debates. She was the captain of the school basketball team, and has represented her school in many tournaments. She enjoys reading fiction and fantasy novels.

Shivam Sachdeva

Shivam Sachdeva is 18 years old and is a resident of New Delhi. He has completed his schooling from R.P.V.V. Gandhi Nagar, Delhi with 94.8%. He is currently pursuing B.Com (Hons) from S.G.T.B. Khalsa College, Delhi University. Recently he has cleared the Equity Derivatives exam conducted by National Institute of Securities Market (NiSM). He found himself lucky to complete two summer internships, one at Vedank Investments Pvt. Ltd. and another at Paytm. He has applied for a Certificate Course in French from Delhi University to learn as many languages as he can. He loves travelling and enjoys spending time with people and learning from their experiences. He is hard working and comes up with innovative ideas to solve real-life problems. He likes to use, and study gadgets with the latest technology. He enjoys teaching mathematics and science to his juniors. He loves listening to music and in his spare time he sings and reads books. His favourite book is ‘My Gita’ by DevduttPattanaik as it reveals the truth of life which inspired him a lot. Inspired by Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, He wants to become an entrepreneur and create jobs in India. His dream project is to find different ways to increase the income of farmers. He has faith in his capabilities and dreams that one day he will achieve them.

Shivani

Shivani is 18 years old and is a resident of Chennai. She stood first in school with 98.8% in her Class 10 board examinations. She completed her schooling from Vidyodaya Matriculation Academy in Chennai with 91%. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Easwari Engineering College, Ramapuram, Chennai. After completing her Bachelors in Engineering, she is interested in getting involved in the civil service and working towards the welfare of society. She is also working on a unique solution to eradicate corruption. She has completed her summer internship in Brakes India Private Limited, Padi, Chennai. She enjoys writing writing poems and essays both in Tamil and English. She has attended Hindi Classes and completed exams till VisharadPoorvardh. She has a great passion for dance and has been trained as a Classical Dancer. She also loves to sing and has a taste for Carnatic music.

Sumit Kumar

Sumit Kumar is an 18 year old boy from Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh. He is pursuing his B.E. in Electronics and Communication from SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. Currently he is in the second year of his bachelor’s degree. He completed his secondary education from Vidya Gyan School, Sitapur with 89.8% in CBSE board. He is very interested in gadgets. His interests also lies in electronics, programming, and machine learning. He aspires to pursue research as his career as things like artificial intelligence and deep learning fascinate him. In his spare time he likes to read, listen to music and play cricket. He aims to help people and contribute to society’s welfare. With his leadership skills and determination, he wants to help the underprivileged section of society. He dreams of bringing the best technology to the villages at affordable prices and helping improve the village hospitals and schools. He believes that a small opportunity can bring huge change.

Swati Kainthura

Swati Kainthura is 18 years old and is from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. She has completed her class 12 from Him Jyoti School with 93.2%. She is currently pursing a BA in Geography from Kirorimal College, Delhi University. She wants to join the Survey of India in the future. She is a hardworking and focused person. She likes to teach and guide people in her free time. She loves travelling and acting. She has represented her school in theatre at the national level and has won many competitions. She wants to help students who are passionate about studying, and are unable to, due to financial or other circumstances, by opening a school for them.

Vikash Kumar

Vikash Kumar is 18 years old and is a resident of New Delhi. He is pursuing B. tech in software engineering from DTU (formerly DCE). He is in his second academic year of college. He completed class 12 from R.P.V.V., Lajpat Nagar. He loves to solve maths problems. Machines have always fascinated him and he likes to learn how they work. Coding remains his all-time favourite. He likes to come up with new solutions. He likes to learn from people and teach what he knows to people around him. He wants to go into research or teaching after graduation. This summer he interned with SoftBank Energy. In his spare time, he likes reading, playing video games, listening to music and sketching.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh is 18 years old and is from Uttar Pradesh. He completed class 12 with 95.4%. He performed exceptionally well in all the subjects. He is currently pursuing B. Design at NIFT Bengaluru. Recently he has completed a one month meaningful internship with TarunTahiliani. He plays cricket and badminton, and has won 3 silver medals during college sports week. He is adept at both sketching and painting. In his spare time, he enjoys writing, reading, sketching, playing sports and getting to know about people.

Student Bios 2016

Meet the first group of Vahani scholars. Here are extremely talented students with a strong drive to break boundaries and achieve their maximum potential.

Aalok Kumar

Aalok Kumar is 22 years old and is a resident of New Delhi. He is currently studying Political Science Honours at Sri Aurobindo College (Delhi University). He has completed his class 12 from D.A.V Public School New Delhi. Aalok enjoys reading Political Books and autobiographical of inspirational politicians. He has had a meaningful internship with NIESBUD , where he did a field research on the topic “empowering women entrepreneurs.” He is hardworking and loves coming up with new innovative ideas for traditional or new problems that the world is facing. He aspires to work with the government for the people. And after his masters in Political Science he wants to study Law.

Garima Shahi

Garima Shahi is 19 years old. She is pursuing Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science) from Banasthali University, Rajasthan. She is currently in the third year of her under graduation program. She likes to keep herself busy by taking part in various competitions, street plays and volunteering work .She also enjoys reading books and writing about general life experiences. She loves the works of Dan Brown and J.K. Rowling, they are here favourite authors. Her dream is to build a public library in her hometown, Bageshwar.

Gyantosh Kumar

Gyantosh Kumar 19 years old and is from New Delhi. He is pursuing Btech in Computer Science from Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, New Delhi. His interest lies in mathematics and computer science. He is a skilled Stack Web Developer. He has done several projects in Nodejs. He Loves competitive programming and deep learning. He is one of the core member of Bvcoe NSS. In 2017 he had done and internship with Softbank energy, where he researched and worked with SoftBank Energy team under Manoj Kohli, Executive Chairman SB Energy on replacing ICE vehicles with EVs in India. He also worked on a business model for Fast Charging Stations for EVs in India. Gyantosh wants to become a good software engineer. He likes to watch cricket and movies. He is interested in politics as well and he wants to be a good social worker. In addition Gyantosh is also working on a simple start-up idea, Med Overflow. He hopes that one day his start-up will be a very good company. Med Overflow is a social networking platform where a people can find solutions to health related problems and consult good doctors across the world.

Himanshi Shivhare

Himanshi Shivhare is 19 years old and comes from Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh. She is pursuing B.Tech at Medicaps University, Indore. She wants to be a software developer. With the help team Vahani she got the opportunity to intern with companies like Morphogenesis and SB Energy in New Delhi. She is an active member of an NGO named Rang De Zindagi in Indore which aims to provide quality education to underprivileged children of society. She enjoys painting, cooking and observing nature.

Kamini Godiyal

Kamini Godiyal is 20 years old and is from DehraDun. She completed class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as her core subjects from PYDS Learning Academy in 2016. Currently she is perusing Bachelors in Physiotherapy from SBS (PGI), Dehra Dun. She loves helping people in whichever way she can and wants to work for a social cause in the future. Kamini is hardworking and is always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need with a friendly attitude. She aspires to become a good Physiotherapist and wants to work for the rural population. Kamini loves dancing and that is the only thing that makes her feel happy even during difficult times.

Mansi Sharma

Mansi Sharma is a third year law student at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, GGSIPU. She is nineteen years old and hails from Uttarakhand. She completed her secondary education from Him Jyoti School, Dehradun with humanities. She secured 95.8% in the 12th board examinations, but was intrigued by the legal field. Since then, she has been active in the law school, participating in various activities which will help her develop the best qualities of a lawyer. She has won first position in many competitions like memorial writing competition, moot court competition and mock trials. She also holds a keen interest in reading and debating. While preparing for being in the service sector, she is determined to curb the smallest of delays in disposing off legal matters on her part. She wants to serve the truth and stand for people who are unable to do so for themselves. Currently she is interning at the chambers of Aditya Shankar and learning the basic nuances of the field.

Prashika Dua

Prashika Dua is 20 years old and comes from Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh .She feels lucky to have been a part of Happy Days School which gave her a platform to prove herself .She is pursuing B.Tech in Computer Sciences from MedicapsUniversity,Indore. Prashika enjoys spending time with people and enjoys learning from them and their experiences. She is determined and loves to bring a smile on everyone’s face. After graduation she aspires to become the CEO of her own company. She is good at dancing, playing handball and other activities.

Rekha

Rekha is 19 years old and is from Delhi. She is currently studying B.A. Spanish from Amity University, Noida.She has been offered a semester at University of Edinburgh. Rekha enjoys reading books. After graduation she would like to work with multinational companies. She is also interested in working on some social problems.

Ritu Chauhan

Ritu Chauhan is 20 years old from Kota Rajasthan. She had scored 93.4% in 12 class. She is currently pursuing B.Com in banking and insurance from HR College of Commerce and Economics Bombay. She aspires to become an Investment Banker and is currently interning with Vedank Investments to achieve her dream. She wants that children should understand the importance of education and also value the money that their parents/guardians are investing on them and on their education.

Riya Tyagi

Riya Tyagi is 19 years old. She is from Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. She has completed her schooling from VidyaGyan School with a 87.2% in Intermediate School.She is pursuing B.Tech in Information Technology from COER, Roorkee.She has won medals in chess, badminton and Volleyball in Inter CollegeTournaments. She is also working with an NGO in her college.She has successfully completed her internship at OYO.She is enjoys playing sports, sketching, dancing and visiting newplaces. She is very keen to learn and explore new things. She likes to doadventurous activities.She wants to become an IPS officer. She wants to uplift the underprivilegedvictims and make people aware of their rights.She wants to provide hospitals and educational facilities in her village andother backward areas as well

Savej Hasan

Savej Hasan is a 20-years-old Engineering student from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He has completed his schooling in 2016 from Vidyagyan School, Bulandshahr with 91.6% in 12th board exams. He is currently pursuing B.Techin Electronics and Communication Engineering from JamiaMilliaIslamiaUniversity, New Delhi. He wants to become an Electronics engineer andbecome an IES (Indian Engineering Services) Officer. He enjoys learning new programming languages and loves to design programmes in Java. His aim is to serve the people of his community, state, and his country. In his sparetime, he loves to read books. The book which has left a profound influenceupon his mind is "My experiment with truth" by Mahatma Gandhi as it revealsthe ideas and thoughts that have moved the world and brings out the veryidea that God is truth and truth is the god.He is always fascinated by the question that how the upcoming future wouldbe. He is deeply interested in the Renewable sources of Energy andtransportation as he believes that alternative energy sources would be thehigh need of future and would be one of the industries that would highly affect the lives of people. His aim is to develop a better transportation system in India with the help of electric vehicles. He has done 2-monthsinternship with Soft Bank Energy and currently doing an internship with Policy Bazaar. After graduation, he would like to apply for Indian Engineering Services. Savej is hardworking, enjoys doing social work and reading books. Apartfrom his profession, he wants to start a higher secondary school in his village. He deeply believes that education is the basic right of everyoneand is the only key to element every social ailment.

Sonia Singh

Sonia Singh is 20 years old. She hails from Gautam Budhha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. She has completed her schooling in 2016 from Vidya Gyan School, Bulandshahr with 94% in 12th Board Examination. She is currently pursuing her bachelors in Physiotherapy from SBSPGI, Dehradun. In college she is a member of Rotary club and Cultural club. She enjoys playing handball. Her interest lies in reading novels and short stories. Her favourite author is Paulo Coelo. She likes visiting new places, meeting new people and understanding their cultures. She is very keen to learn about aquaticanimals and aquatic life. She aspires to be one of the best physiotherapists. She is enthusiastic about learning and researching about the use of physiotherapy to correct vision defects. She wants to improve the quality of life of poor people. Apart from her profession, she wants to work for children in the slums. She wants to provide them with basic education and make them awareof their rights and responsibilities. She believes that by educating them, in a way it will help end Child Labour, as most of the victims of child labour areborn in slums.

Suraj Sharma

Suraj Sharma is 20 years old and is a resident of New Delhi, India. He has completed his schooling from R.P.V.V. Lajpat Nagar in 2016. He is pursuing B.Tech in Computer Engineering from DTU, New Delhi. Suraj enjoys learning new things and discussing them, with people who are interesting and socially aware. He wants to become a good programmer and use his coding skills to make life easier. He is interested in Machine Learning and aims to work in the healthcare sector. He wishes to be excellent at what he does, so that he can train others too. He loves listening to music, teaching, watching Comic TV shows, playing video games, travelling, going on long walks. He enjoys reading novels, his all-time favourite is ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green. Suraj has interned with two pot for profit organisations Vahani and Udaan.

Suman

Suman is 19 years old and is from Delhi. She is in her final year of college and is perusing B.A.(Hons.) Hindi from Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University She enjoys to study and learn new things. She is creative, hardworking and loves coming up with new ideas for problems. After her graduation, she would like to work for poor children. In her spare time Suman enjoys reading and writing stories. She has interned with publishing houses and various NGOs based in Delhi, Swechha, Hum Sab, India News Rajasthan, BHUMI; Delhi, Salaam Baalak Trust. She has also worked for an Outreach Program in her college, recognized by the NSS unit.

Tanya

Tanya is 19 years old and is from New Delhi. She isstudying in Amity University to become a Nutritionist and is pursuing BSc Honours. She enjoys studying Biology as she has developed a keen interest in the subject. After completion of the Doctoral Programme, she would like to work with the World Health Organisation. In her spare time she likes to listen to music.

Vaani Barmola

Vaani Barmola is 19 years old and is a native of Dehra Dun, India. She has gloriously passed her class 12 from Him Jyoti School, DehraDun. Her empathetic and optimistic approach to life spurs her on to cure ailments and her heart’s desire is to become a cardio surgeon. She has a poetic flair and is a nature lover at heart. Her excellent leadership qualities were acknowledged when she was made a prefect for the last two years of her schooling. Her interests involve reading, writing, public speaking and playing chess. She has interned with Times Internet as a content writer. She aspires to open an animal care centre in future, to facilitate a little smile in the faces of the animals.