Current Scholars

2018 Batch

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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 a 19 year enthusiastic girl from Satna, Madhya Pradesh. She has completed her 12th from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Satna with 95.75%. She is pursuing Bcom from Daulat Ram College, Delhi University and currently is in her final year. She loves to explore and put her hands in various things to have great learnings out of each and every experience. She has done various internships in various domains like- marketing, HR, business development, cyber security during the lockdown period to utilize her time well. She is also part of various societies and cells of her college. Cyber cell, Finance and Investment cell, GirlUp Seher are few out of them. She is very much dedicated for social service and everytime does her best to help either strays or needy ones with whatever she could. She is also a part of Project Itminaan, an initiative of NSS of her college in which she regularly feed strays to ensure that they don't starve. She gives the credit of whatever she has gained as an achievement or soft skills to Vahani. By attending workshops organised by Vahani she got the chance to improve her personality, gained knowledge and explored her skills.

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Ishika Lohia

Ishika 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 is in 3rd year right now with aggregate CGPA of 9.5. She has been top 5 rank holders in her university. She has relevent work experience in the field of Computer Science. During her 1st year, She interned with Luxeva Limited, Gurugram as a Software developer year. By the end of 2nd year, She got an amazing opportunity to work with a Startup named YaRaS as a web developer. She worked as a core team member for 6 months and developed company's main website. In addition to that she is executive member of 'Google Developer Students Club' where she work on multiple projects with her team and organise different workshops and events for new developers. She has great communication and leadership skills. She loves to explore new technologies and to contribute in open source projects. 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 is from Delhi and a proud VAHANI scholar. Mansi has a passion for environmental protection and animal welfare. She is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Delhi. She successfully scored 8 CGPA in the second year of her graduation. She spent last summer researching the applications of biomimicry in sustainability solutions, under the guidance of Prof. Michael Stephen Knowles from Sheffield Hallam University (UK). She supported the team in showcasing their Playponics project at the Griha Summit in New Delhi (2019); Playponics is uniquely designed playground equipment for schools, that captures "play energy" and uses it to irrigate and sustain a variety of hydroponically enabled crops. And this summer Mansi interned with ECONICHE , a Goa based organisation . She worked as a research intern and helped the team to develop their 'Climate Change Learning Toolkit'. She is currently in the final year of her graduation and working on the Biogas Project with team Playponics . She aspires to gain experience and more relevant skills in her field.


Pradeep Kumar

Pradeep Kumar is 18 years old and is from Uttar Pradesh. He scored 95.2% in the 12th CBSE Board Examination. Since his interest lies in studying Geography, he is pursuing B.A. honours Geography from Kirori Mal College of Delhi University. He is in 3rd year of college. 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 Indo-US Dharani Scholarship. In 2011, he passed a state level entrance exam wining a scholarship and went to study in 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.
This summer, he interned under Professor Mike Knowles and Avika Sood at Hidden Gallery, Asola, Delhi. It was a research orientated internship, which provided him a wonderful opportunity to meet team Sheffield Hallam University and work on topics like – “Biomimicry”, “Hydroponics” and “Sustainability”. He has also participated in the 10th Young India Challenge (YIC) program at IIT Delhi, organised by Human Circle. He has done internship at Youth For Seva NGO where he was teaching kids online during lockdown period.

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Prashant Kumar

Prashant Kumar is 19 years old and comes from New Delhi. He cleared the national level medical entrance exam in 2019 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 has a keen interest in medicine and always ready to learn.He enjoys playing basketball and chess. 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 Sharma is a 19 year girl.She is from Satna,Madhya Pradesh.She has done her schooling from Jawahar Navodaya vidyalaya Rahikwara Satna and scored 94% in her 12th standard.Currently she is pursuing MBBS from Government Medical College Datia.She is very much interested in sports and loves playing Handball.She loves to write poems and draw cartoons. She likes learning new things.She feels very lucky to be the part of VAHANI family.In future she wants to be a good doctor and make her parents and Vahani feel proud of her.

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Preet Patel

Preet Patel is 20 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 is currently pursuing B.E. ICT engineering from Adani Institute Of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmedabad. His fields of interest are computer science, mathematics and business management. He loves robotics and has a deep passion for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. He always keeps in mind the thought of Albert Einstein, "Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow." Preet has excellent leadership and communication skills along with analytical, creative, innovative and logical skills. Most importantly, he identies himself as a great learner, observer and a team worker. Preet enjoys watching movies and listening to great personalities. In his spare time, he loves to play chess and cricket. His two internship experiences at India's leading companies - Zomato and KPMG has helped him a lot in developing his professional career and growth. He finds himself as a person who is always ready to learn anything from anyone, anywhere and anytime.


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.

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Sakshi Gupta

Sakshi Gupta is 20 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 third year of college. In first year, she was an active member of the Research Methodology group; the project has helped her improve her programming and analytic skills. She presented the same at NCETIT, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Information Technology - 2019. 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 in 2019. This has helped improve her command over the language and now she feels more confident in expressing her views. In 2020, she interned with Skillr India which helped her learn how the recruitment process works.


Shalini Dubey

Shalini Dubey is 19 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 second year of graduation. She is pursuing B.S.C Computer Science(Hons) from Mata Sundri College of Women (Delhi University).She had previously interned at OYO in the HR department and worked on the "Recruitment Process of OYO".This summer she also did an internship with KPMG in the technical department.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 is a second-year law student at Government Law College, Mumbai. He is 20 years old and is from New Delhi. He completed his schooling from R.P.V.V Dwarka in Commerce. He is pursuing Executive level of Company Secretary course along with his law school. He has been active in law school and participates in various competitions including debates, moot courts, ADR, etc. He is the Deputy Team Leader in the IDIA Mumbai Chapter, where he helps underprivileged students in preparing for law entrances. He is a senior core member of the Placement committee of GLC, Mumbai. He has done internships in Adwitya legal LLP, CodeBinary initiatives and Juristechlegal and partners. He loves to follow sports and is a member of the cricket team of his college. He likes to try out new things and take on challenges.

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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.

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Nargis is 20 years old and is from Bijnor , Uttar Pradesh. She completed class 12th from M.D. Viklang IC Mussepur, Bijnor. She is pursuing Bachelor of pharmacy from vivek college of Technical Education, Bijnor. Recently, she completed her second year of graduation. She wants to become a Pharmacist. She has successfully completed her summer internship at DETEL in the HR department. She likes reading books and listening to music in her free time. She wants to do something for the handicapped children and make opportunities available to them.