Current Scholars

2018 Batch

Aarti Manchanda

Aarti Manchanda is 18 years old, she lives in New Delhi. After completing her 12th standard from Salwan Girls Schools with 88.2%, she studied in Mata Sundari College for Women (Delhi University). She chose to do B. Com (Hons) and has been promoted to 2nd year. During the summer break she interned with Softbank Energy in the Finance Department and learnt accounting and payments methods. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and reading books. Her aim in life is to become a successful Chartered Accountant and fulfil her dream and make her parents proud. She wants to make a difference in the world and help others around her.​

Chelsi Shah

Chelsi Shah is an ambitious girl of 18. She hails from Ahmadabad, Gujarat. She completed 12th standard with 92% from Adani Vidya Mandir, Ahmadabad. Along with B. Com Hons in which she scored 81% in the first year, she is pursuing Chartered Accountancy and has cleared the CA Foundation Examination with distinction. She has attended many workshops, seminars, guest lectures and competitions on various topics which have helped her build her personality and confidence. She received a gold medal in the Commerce Olympiad in 2018. Chelsi 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 and has taken admission at 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 inspire 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 18.  She hails from Moradabad district in Uttar Pradesh and has completed her 12th with 95% from Vidyagyan Leadership Academy. She is currently studying Political Science Honours from Gargi College (DU). She attended the Model United Nations held at Doon School, Dehradun. She has received the India-USA Dharani Scholarship for presenting her research in the International Geography Youth Summit 2016 Bangalore. This summer she interned with ANI News, which was a learning experience. She likes to play football, read novels and debate. 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 qualified for the third round of the Youth Leadership Awards at a national level organized by tGELF. She loves to serve society in every possible way. Ganga is currently preparing for the medical exam at Allen Institute, Kota. Ganga has great interest in science and machinery, she is also working on a model of a machine which can generate electricity from pine needles, in future she hopes to make it happen so that it could prevent forest fires and bring a ray of hope in the lives of people living at high altitudes.

Harshita Agrahari

Harshita Agrahari is 18 years old and is a resident of Satna, M.P. She has successfully completed grade 12 from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Satna with 95.75%. She is currently studying B. Com from Daulat Ram College, Delhi University. Recently, she completed her first year in college and interned during the summer with Goolluck Investments, which is a start-up that deals with Investments. Apart from studies she has developed a habit of reading novels. She also wants to appear for CAT and enter the corporate sector. By attending workshops organised by Vahani she got the chance to improve her personality, gained knowledge and explored her skills. She wants to do something for her village in the future.

Ishika Lohia

Ishika is 19 years old, and comes from Bhiwani, Haryana. She scored 94.4% in the 12th CBSE Board Examination. She is studying B. Tech in Computer Science from Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, Delhi. She got 88.9% in 1st semester, secured the 2nd rank in college and 4th rank at the University level. She has successfully completed her summer internship with the Technology Team at Luxeva India Private Limited, Gurugram under the mentorship of Mr. Sourabh Malani, Technology Head. The internship was a great learning experience for her. It helped improve her communication and technical skills. She is passionate about her subject and she enjoys reading science fiction and listening to music in her spare time.

K Hinga

K Hinga is a girl who comes from a small town in Manipur, has big dreams and is willing to work to reach her goals. She completed 12th standard with 97% and took admission in Miranda House College, Delhi University. Currently, she is pursuing Political Science Honours and has been promoted to 2nd year. She loves to read books and hopes to write one in future. She often takes out time to help poor children with their studies and is also a volunteer for helping visually challenged students. During her summer break, she interned with the digital team at NewsX, which opened up another career avenue for her. After completing her graduation she wishes to clear the Civil Services exam. She is a very dedicated and hardworking person with a vision to make the world a better place.

Mansi Chauhan

Mansi Chauhan is 18 years old and lives in Delhi. She is pursuing B. A Hons Geography from Indraprastha College for Women. She scored 8.2 CGPA in 1st year and has been promoted to 2nd year. She is an active NCC Cadet. She wants to excel in everything she chooses to do and wants to become a researcher. She has a keen interest in studying about new technologies and products. She wants to serve society by designing new products. Her dream is to spread the light of education as far as possible. She aims to start a research and consultancy firm in the future. She believes that one day she will make her country proud and hopes to give back to Vahani in whichever way possible. 

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 he was keen on Geography, he took admission for B. A. Honours Geography at Kirori Mal College of Delhi University and he is now in 2nd year. He likes to participate in extra curricular activities like debating, drama, elocution and writing contests. He has also represented his school in TIGS (The Institute of Geographical Studies) Conference, 2016 in 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-metric education from a world class institute: Vidyagyan Leadership Academy. In 2018, he was selected as a Vahani Scholar. This summer, he interned under Professor Mike Knowles and Avika Sood at the Hidden Gallery, Asola, Delhi. It was a research orientated internship, which provided a wonderful opportunity to meet the team from Sheffield Hallam University and work on topics like – Biomimicry, Hydroponics and Sustainability. He wants to become an IAS Officer in order to make a positive impact on society and help the underprivileged.

Prashant Kumar

Prashant Kumar is 18 years old and comes from New Delhi. After preparing for NEET at Dakshana Academy last year, he cleared the entrance exam this year and has taken admission in Maulana Azad Medical College Delhi to pursue M. B. B. S. Prashant did extremely well in his class 12 with 93.2% from R. P. V. V Shalimar Bagh Delhi. He enjoys playing basketball and has actively taken part in mental math quizzes. He aspires to become a good doctor and after that he wants to do his post graduation from a reputed university. When he has accomplished all his goals in life, he wants to share it with underprivileged students, teaching them about achieving excellence in life through experience.


Pratibha is 19 years old and has completed her schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Satna. At present she is preparing for a medical entrance examination at Allen in Kota. She feels very lucky be part of Vahani because it is not just an organization, but a family. She wants to pursue M. B. B. S. and become a good doctor. She loves to write poems and draw cartoons. She likes learning new things and wants to be a good person and make her parents feel proud.

Preet Patel

Preet Patel is 19 years old and comes from Ahmadabad, Gujarat. He has done his schooling at Adani Vidya Mandir, Ahmedabad. He scored 94% in 12th CBSE board exams. Preet is currently pursuing B. E. ICT Engineering from Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmadabad. His fields of interest are mathematics and computer science. He has interned with the Ad Sales Business team in Zomato. Preet hopes to do masters in Artificial Intelligence. He loves robotics. He always goes back to what Albert Einstein once said, "Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow." He enjoys watching movies and listening to great personalities. His role model is Sandeep. 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 new from anyone, anywhere and at any time.

S Stella

Stella is 19 years old and is a resident of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. She scored 92.3% in the 12th state Board Exams and the highest in maths with 96%. She took admission in Government College, Salem, TN to pursue B. Sc. Nursing. She completed her 1st year in September, 2019. She has attended many patients, which added to her practical experience. She is good at drawing and has won prizes in college competitions. In future, she wants to help orphans and contribute to the welfare of society.

Sakshi Gupta

Sakshi Gupta is 18 years old. She hails from Dehradun. She has done her schooling from Him Jyoti School and secured 92.8% in the 12th grade. She is pursuing Physics Hons from Kalindi College, Delhi University. Presently, she is in second year of college. In first year, she was an active member of the Research Methodology group; the project has helped improve her programming skills. She aims to join one of the esteemed research organisations and help mankind. She loves to play badminton and has a keen interest in writing and reading. She has represented her school in debate competitions and with her creative writing skills; she won the International Poetry Competition award. Owing to her interest in writing, she interned as a digital content writer at NewsX. This has helped improve her command over the language and now she feels more confident in expressing her views.

Shalini Dubey

Shalini Dubey is 18 years old and is from Jaunpur, UP. She scored 87.2% in the 12th Board Exams from Jangi Singh Girl's College, Belwa. She recently completed her first year of graduation. She is pursuing B. Scs. (Hons) from Mata Sundri College of Women (Delhi University). She interned at OYO in the HR department and worked on the "Recruitment Process of OYO". She learnt a lot from this internship. She has attended and participated in a workshop held at IIT Delhi, discussing Artificial Intelligence. She loves gardening and listening to music in her spare time. Her aim in life is to create awareness about the importance of education in underdeveloped villages in the country and she wants 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 a 19 years old boy from New Delhi. He completed class 12th from R. P. V. V., Sector 10, Dwarka, New Delhi with 91.4% in the CBSE boards. He is pursuing B. A. L. L. B. from USLLS, GGSIPU. He has actively taken part in essay writing and extempore competitions. He loves to play and follow sports. He also likes to know about what's happening around the globe and is always keen to try out new and interesting things. He believes that ignorance is the greatest barrier in one's life. In future, as a lawyer, he would like to eradicate ignorance by spreading awareness amongst the general public about basic law and order. His role model is his mother Seema Sharma and his teacher Mr. Pankaj Kumar.

Sweta Rani

Sweta Rani is 21 years old and is from Delhi. She did a diploma in Civil Engineering from Pusa Polytechnic, Delhi. Currently, she is pursuing B. Tech in Civil Engineering from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida. Recently, she completed her second year of graduation. With the support and guidance received from Vahani, she completed her internship at Katerra in the Structural Design department during the summer in Bangalore. After completing B. Tech, she wants to become an IES Officer, such, that her knowledge and service can reach out to maximum people for the welfare of society through government policies. Apart from studies, she loves to visit old monuments and learn more about their history and architecture. She also loves reading novels and learning new softwares like E-tab, Revit etc. She likes to spend time with people and learn from their experiences. With her knowledge and determination, she wants to provide affordable housing to people who are living on the street without compromising their safety and she wants to contribute to the development of remote areas in India.

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 is pursuing B. A (Hons) from Delhi University. Recently, she successfully completed her first year of college. She is very good at sports and is passionate about it too. Tanya has represented her school at the National level. She is very hardworking and focussed on her goal. She loves to play football and basketball. She enjoys reading inspirational and adventurous novels. She wants to become a successful geographer. Her role model is her Physical Education teacher, Mrs. Jyoti Bisht. She wants to excel in her field and to work towards Girl Child education, especially in the rural areas. Over the summer, Tanya interned under Professor Mike Knowles and Avika Sood at the Hidden Gallery, Asola, Delhi. It was a research orientated internship, which provided a wonderful opportunity to meet the team from Sheffield Hallam University and work on topics like – Biomimicry, Hydroponics and Sustainability.


Nargis is 19 years old and is a resident of Bhaguwala, Bijnor, UP. She completed her grade 12 from M. D. Viklang IC Mussepur, Bijnor. She is pursuing B. Pharm. from Vivek College of Technical Education, Bijnor. Recently, she completed her first year of graduation. She wants to do something for the handicapped children and make opportunities available to them.

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