Current Scholars

2019 Batch

Zainab Qureshi

Zainab is 19 years old and is a resident of New Delhi. She stood 1st with a 9.8 CGPA in her class 10 Board Examination. Zainab completed her schooling from Salwan Girls Senior Secondary School, Delhi with 94% in the 12th Board Examination. Currently, she is pursuing a B. A. in Political Science Honours from Janki Devi Memorial College, Delhi University. After completing her B. A. in Political Science, she wants to pursue a Ph.D in Political Science and follow her dream to become a Political Science Professor. She enjoys reading books, watching TV and loves listening to music.​

Nidhi Kanaujia

Nidhi is an ambitious and a diligent girl of 18. She hails from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Recently, she completed her schooling from Study Hall School with flying colours. She secured 95% in her boards and her story was covered by many national daily newspapers and social media. Currently, she is pursuing B. A. Honours in Political Science from Miranda House College, University of Delhi. After graduation, Nidhi aims to crack the UPSC examination and become an IAS officer. She wishes to be an independent, strong and confident woman who could be an agent of change in society and help the needy. She belongs to an underprivileged background which makes her more focused and dedicated towards her goals. Nidhi has great leadership skills and was an active member of the school cabinet, holding the post of Cultural Secretary. She is passionate about sports and was in the school basketball and volleyball teams. She has also received many medals, certificates and trophies. Moreover, she has actively taken part in debating, theatre, poetry writing, dance and music. She strongly believes in living a meaningful life with a sense of purpose and creating a positive impact on society.

Mohd Nouman

Mohd. Nouman, a student from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, has big dreams and wants to make his parents proud. He completed his 12th standard with 91.40% in the CBSE Board from Green Field School. Currently, he has taken admission in Dayal Singh College for B. Com and is preparing for the CA Foundation. He is very focused and dedicated and wants to fulfil his dreams and aspirations. He likes participating in extra curricular activities like creative writing, debates and theatre. In future, he hopes to continue his CA studies and wants to run his own Chartered Accountancy firm.

Jagadeeswar Govind Raj Narappa

Jagadeeswar is 17 years old and comes from Andhra Pradesh. He scored 95% in 12th AP Board Exams from Sri Chaitanya College, Tirupati. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Technology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Andhra Pradesh. He enjoys learning new languages and exploring new places. He likes to listen to music and watching movies. He hopes that in future he is able to add meaning to his life and be able to give back to society.

Ashwani Rathore

Ashwani Rathore is 17 years old and lives in New Delhi. He got 9.6 CGPA in class 10th. He cleared his 12th Board Exams with 89% from R. P. V. V., Lajpat Nagar. Currently, he is pursuing B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering with Automotive Specialization from Delhi Technological University (DTU). He is very ambitious about automobiles; designing, manufacturing cars and their engines. He is fascinated by the changing world of automobiles with time and according to one’s need. At a very young age, he was working on developing a revolutionary idea for combustion engines. He loves playing cricket and listening to music in his free time.

Manoj G S

Manoj G S is 18 years old and is from Hassan, Karnataka. He completed his class 12 with 95% from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Mavinakere, Hassan. Currently, he has taken admission in Electronics and Communication Engineering in National Institute of Technology, Surathkhal. He is highly passionate about becoming an lAS officer. He feels highly inspired by Bhagat Singh and Che Guevara. Manoj has received several accolades like the NCC Best Cadet amongst others. He was the school captain in JNV Hassan. He loves to watch and play sports, read autobiographies and he enjoys music. His mother is his greatest strength and motivation in life. He feels highly grateful for being a part of two wonderful families: Navodaya and Vahani and wishes to give back to society.

Pratibha Yadav

Pratibha Yadav is 17 years old and a resident of Agra. She scored 10 CGPA in class 10th Board Examinations. She has completed her schooling from Vidyagyan School, Bulandshahar with 93% in 12th standard. Currently, she is pursuing B. Com from Hansraj College, Delhi University. She is a member of different societies and clubs in college and strongly believes in holistic development along with academics. She aspires to become a Chartered Accountant. She is keenly interested in interacting with people and learning about different cultures and languages. She tries to make her surroundings a cheerful place and believes in giving back to society. Her hobbies include playing football, watching movies, reading novels and singing.

Pankaj Kumar

Pankaj Kumar is 18 years old and comes from a small village called Bhiwani in Haryana. He scored 94% in 12th CBSE Board Examination from Vaish Model School, Bhiwani. Currently, he has secured admission in J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology YMCA, Faridabad to pursue B. Tech in Computer Engineering. He wants to be a successful engineer and work in the sector of AI and Machine Learning. Pankaj has participated and won different quizzes at the zonal level. He won the Bronze medal in the International Informatics Olympiad. He loves to play cricket, football and other outdoor sports. He feels fascinated by the growth in technology. He wants to give back to the country by making a significant contribution to technological growth.

Pratik Chopade

Pratik is 18 years old. He belongs to Buldhana district in Maharashtra. He has completed his 12th from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Shegaon with 91.2%. He scored the highest in Computer Science with 96%. He got free coaching at Avanti Classes in his school. He is deeply interested in solving problems of mathematics, coding in computer science and singing. He has participated in many singing competitions and won many awards. He also practices yoga. He loves to play and watch cricket. He has attended an adventure camp at Pachmari and received the Rajya Puraskar as a scout. He has strong leadership qualities and loves to help those in need. He is currently pursuing B. Tech. After completing his graduation, he wants to pursue MBA. He considers himself very lucky to have had great teachers in school as well as relatives. He feels that getting selected to Navodaya and then to Vahani Scholarship are the two biggest turning points in his life.

Sushanta Senapati

Sushanta Senapati is an 18 year old boy. He cleared the 10th board with 10 CGPA, stood first in his school Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Dhenkanal, Odishaand and then went on to score 98.8% in the 12th board exam. He is currently pursuing B. Tech from NIT, Rourkela. He loves to plant vegetables and take care of them. He likes to listen to stories narrated to him physically and not on the internet. He always tries to do better than the last attempt and always tries to remember those who have helped him.

Shashikanth SR

Shashikanth is 17 years old and comes from Bhadrapur village, Karnataka. He has completed his 10th and 12th from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Narayanapur. He enjoys studying chemistry and mathematics. He loves to play cricket and football. He has recently taken admission in BMS College of Engineering Bangalore to pursue B. Tech in Civil Engineering. He is hardworking and dedicated towards his goals. He wants to help those in need and feels motivated when he is able to bring about a smile on someone’s face. He wants to contribute to the growth of this country (India) and make it proud.

Kaushal Sharma

Kaushal is 18 years old and comes from Baran, Rajasthan. He completed his schooling from Ram Prasand Bismji Memorial Senior Secondary School, Kota. Currently, he has taken a gap year and is preparing for JEE exam at Resonance in Kota. He aspires to become a software engineer and work in ISRO as a mathematician. He wants to make his country proud by contributing in different meaningful ways.

Chethan M

Chethan is 18 years old and comes from Hassan, Karnataka. He finished class 12 with overall 92% from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mavinakere. Currently, he is preparing for medical entrance exams in Dakshana Valley, Pune. Since childhood, he has aspired to become a good doctor and to establish a hospital in his village. He is inspired by his parents to serve society. He is interested in playing and watching cricket and volleyball. He strongly feels that his hard work and strong desire to serve society are his greatest strengths.

Nikshith KU

Nikshith is 17 years old and comes from Dakshana Kannada, Karnataka. He completed his schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Mudipu, Mangalore. He scored 93.4% in class 12th CBSE Board Examination and scored the highest in computer science (97%). He has recently taken admission in BMS College of Engineering to pursue B. Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. He likes to keep himself updated with information on the latest technologies and technological growths happening in the world. He likes to read books written by Dan Brown and is a great follower of ISRO and DRDO.​

Fozia Khanum

Fozia Khanum, a student from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, has big dreams and wants to make her parents proud. She completed 12th standard with 86.8% in CBSE board from Green Field School. Currently, she has taken admission in DIT University, Dehradun for a Bachelor’s degree in B. Sc. Pharmacy. She is very dedicated towards her goals and is hardworking in order to fulfil her dreams. She likes participating in co-curricular activities like dancing, singing, theatre, creative writing, debates, speeches, sports etc. In the near future, she hopes to continue her pharmacy studies and wants to run her own pharmaceutical company.

Sakshi Manku

Sakshi is 17 years old and lives in Dehradun. She completed her 12th standard with 92.6% from Baluni Public School. Her ambition is to become a doctor and to help people with medical facilities. Sakshi is currently preparing for the NEET and AIIMS entrance exam at Baluni classes. She loves playing badminton and in her spare time, she likes reading and listening to music. She strongly believes that hard work and determination helps one to become successful in life.​

Rajeev Chaurasiya

Rajeev is 17 years old and comes from Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh. He finished his schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya with 10 CGPA in 10th and 93.25% in 12th Board Examinations. He is currently preparing for JEE and other engineering entrance exams at Dakshana Academy, which is a fully sponsored coaching institute. He enjoys playing chess and outdoor sports. Rajeev wants to become a successful engineer and contribute to the growth of society and the betterment of people.

Rupashree Pradhan

Rupashree Pradhan is 17 years old and comes from Khorda, Orissa. She completed her schooling from Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya, with 95% in 10th and 85% in 12th Board Examinations. Currently, she is preparing for Engineering Entrance Exams in Dakshana Academy, which is a fully paid coaching programme. She wants to become a successful engineer and make her parents proud. She enjoys dancing, singing and reading non-fiction.

Meenakshee Baderiya

Meenakshee Baderiya is 18 years old and has just completed her schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Satna. Currently, she is attending coaching at Kota for her JEE preparation. She feels lucky to be part of Vahani Scholarship. She wants to serve the nation and make it proud of her in future. She loves to write short stories and play sports. She is a regional level Kho-Kho player. She enjoys learning new things but the most important thing to her is to be a good human being and make her parents feel proud of her.

Prashant Kumar

Prashant is 17, he hails from Bihar and aspires to be a good human being. He has just completed his 12th standard from Brilliant Public School. He is currently preparing to get into IIT from Allen Institute, Kota. His aim is to be an IIT Bombay graduate in Computer Science. He enjoys playing cricket, volleyball and badminton. He loves to listen to songs. He loves animals and enjoys taking care of them. He wants to see the world and explore new places. In the future he would like to help those who don’t have a roof and hopes to establish an organisation which looks after the homeless and the orphans. He is thankful to God for everything and for being a part of the Vahani family.

Hanumesh

Hanumesh is 18 years old and comes from Koppal, Karnataka. He has completed his schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Koppal, with 95% in 10th and 91.75% in 12th Board Examination. Hanumesh wants to become a doctor and so he has taken a gap year and is currently preparing for the medical entrance exams. He enjoys playing basketball and other outdoor sports. In his free time, he likes to listen to music and read books. He is very thankful to God to have given him the opportunity to be a part of two wonderful families like JNV and Vahani.

Apeksha N S

Apeksha N S is an aspiring girl of 18 years old who dreams to be an independent woman. She hails from Hassan district of Karnatakashe has completed her schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, which was her dream. She is passionate about becoming a Doctor and she is very zealous to pursue the course at AIIMS. She is currently preparing for NEET in Allen Career Institute, Bengaluru. She enjoys theatre. She has taken part in State Level drama competitions twice and has actively participated in cultural programmes and science exhibitions. She wants to make the medical facilities affordable and available to everyone and inspire others like her to achieve their dreams. She is very happy to be a part the Vahani family. She likes to connect dots in different fields, explore new opportunities and spread happiness around.

Rutuparna

Rutuparna is 17 years old and comes from Orissa. She has finished her schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya with 10CGPA in 10th and 95.25% in 12th Board Examinations. Rutuparna aspires to become a doctor and pursue MBBS from AIIMS. She is currently preparing for the entrance exams and has taken a gap year for the same. She is an excellent speaker and has won several competitions. She plays handball and has served in NCC. She believes in enjoying life and being grateful for everything that god has given. She is very happy to be a part of the Vahani family and wished to give back to society in future.

Hardiki

Hardiki is 17 years old and is from Wardha, Maharashtra. She completed her schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Wardha, with 93.6% in 12th and 96.8% in 10th Board Examinations. She believes in dreams and aspires to become a doctor, not just with a degree but also with values. She has keen interest in exploring nature and loves to spend time thinking over its incredible creations. She is now preparing for her medical entrance exam at Allen Career Institute, Kota, Rajasthan giving her best to fulfil her dreams.

Anand Kumar

Anand is 17 years old and comes from Faridabad, Haryana. He has completed his 12th standard from GMSSS, Sarai Khwaja, Faridabad with 91%. He scored 100 in Maths. He has taken admission in FIITJEE Faridabad to prepare for JEE 2020. He has always been curious to know about the functioning of machines and electronic gadgets. In 2018, he got a chance to visit Japan for 7 days under "Sakura Science Program". In his free time, he likes to listen to music, play badminton and watch motivational videos. Anand Kumar, founder of "Super30", is his source of motivation and he feels highly inspired by him. He wants to become a successful engineer and serve his nation with an innovative mindset.

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