Current Scholars

2019 Batch

Zainab Qureshi

Zainab is 20 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 hailing from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. She completed her schooling from Study Hall School, securing 95% in her boards and her story was covered by many national daily newspapers and social media. Currently, she is in her 2nd year of B. A. Honours in Political Science at Miranda House College, University of Delhi. At college she is involved in plethora of activities ranging from being the present General Secretary of her department, involved in research projects to being an active member of college societies, all adding new colors to her personality. 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 18 years old and comes from Andhra Pradesh. He scored 10 CGPA in class 12th Board Examinations. He had completed his schooling from Sri Chaitanya School, Tirupati with 9.2 CGPA in 10th standard. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Technology from Vellore institute of technology, Chennai. He enjoys learning new languages and exploring new places. He likes to listen to music and reading books. 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 19 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( IInd year) in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi Technological University (DTU). He is very ambitious about automobiles; designing, manufacturing cars and working is its various components. He is fascinated by the changing world of automobiles with time and according to one’s need. His passion and devotion towards tha same led him to pursue his first internship as a mechanical design engineer at "Banaao - a maker's playground". 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 19 years old and is from Hassan, Karnataka. He completed his class 12 with 95% from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Mavinakere, Hassan. Currently, he is studying second year in Electronics and Communication Engineering from 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.Even in college he is an active part of social activities like beach school programme and NCC.He is also member of clubs like SAE and Cosmic club. 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 18 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. She is pursuing B. Com from Hansraj College, Delhi University. Presently, she is in second year of college. She is the coordinator of Internship cell of Hansraj college, Research and editorial coordinator of the Office of International Programmes(Hansraj college), and an active members to various other societies and clubs. She strongly believes in holistic development along with academics. 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. In synch with her interests she interned with DU@talent and Yaras as content creator, research and NGO relations specialist with IRSC(Indian Road Safety Campaign), Digital Marketer with Insightone, and Student Volunteer with TFI (Teach For India).

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 20 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 from Avanti Classes for JEE in his school. He is currently pursuing B.E. in Computer Engineering from Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering and Research, Pune. After completing his graduation, he wants to pursue an MBA. He is deeply interested in solving problems of mathematics, coding in computer science and singing. He has participated in many singing competitions. He loves to play and watch cricket. As a scout, he has received the 'Rajya Puraskar'. He has strong leadership qualities and loves to help those in need. He was President of student's association in his college. He considers himself very fortunate to have had great teachers in school as well as supportive 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 a 19 year old boy. He cleared the 10th board with 10 CGPA, stood first in his school Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Dhenkanal, Odisha and and then went on to score 96.8% in the 12th board exam. He is currently pursuing B. Tech from NIT, Rourkela, 2nd year in computer science and engineering. He has passed his 1st year in NIT with a CGPA of 9.61. He has actively participated in many events conducted by NSS. One such event is teaching students of neaeby remote area students. 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 19 years old and comes from Bhadrapur village, Karnataka. He has completed his 10th and 12th from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Narayanpur. He enjoys studying chemistry and mathematics. He loves to play cricket and football. He is pursuing his study in BMS College of Engineering Bangalore( 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. He feels that getting selected to Navodaya and then to Vahani Scholarship are the two biggest turning points in his life.

Kaushal Sharma

Kaushal hails from Kota Rajasthan. He is currently perusing B.Sc (Hons.) Computer Science from Delhi University. Kaushal enjoys sketching and nature photography, teaching, reading books, watching documentaries and journaling. He is highly interested in affiliate marketing and learning basics of stock market. He aims to start his own business and become a successful entrepreneur .

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 18 years old and hails from Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. He completed his schooling at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Mudipu, Mangalore. He scored 93.4% in class 12th CBSE Board Examination and scored the highest in computer science (97%). He is currently pursuing B.E in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at BMS college of engineering and is in 2nd year. He likes to keep himself updated with information on the latest technologies and technological growth happening in the world.

Fozia Khanum

Fozia Khanum completed her 12th standard from Greenwood Senior Secondary School, Rampur , Uttar Pradesh. Currently she is studying for Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. She is in the second year of her under graduate program. She hopes to become a good pharmacist and practice medicine in the future. She is very dedicated and academically driven. She likes to participate in different activities. She is the class representative as her academic performance is appreciable. She takes part in various competitions like debates, essays etc. and also like to volunteer. She is the member of Aarogya Club of her college. Recently, she interned with DETEL ( Detel PRO) and gained experience and knowledge in the field of marketing. She is very keen and determined. She believes in her will power and work very hard to achieve her goal. She will surely make her dream come true.

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 come from a small village named Mangalajodi  in district Khordha, Odisha. She did her primary studies in a village government school.  She completed her secondary education from Jawahar Navodaya Viadyalaya Khordha, securing 10 CGPA in class 10 and 83% in class 12 with PCMB as her subjects. Currently she took admission in Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee with Integrated MSc degree in Applied Mathematics. She likes singing the most as it helps her to express her emotions. Her hobbies include reading both fictions and non-fictions. She enjoys spending  time watching thrillers and action movies. She also enjoys dancing and acting. She always find pleasure in helping others in anyway she can. She comes from a village where getting higher education is a big deal, therefore she wants to established herself so well that in future she can support her village children financially for their studies. Like many other girls she also wants to have an independent life. 

Meenakshee Baderiya

Meenakshee Baderiya is 19 years . She scored 9.6 CGPA in class 10th and 87.6% in 12th class from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Satna. She is currently pursuing B. tech in Computer Science from Laxmi Narain College of Technology Bhopal. She feels lucky to be part of the Navodaya and Vahani family . She wants to serve the nation. She loves to write short stories and play sports. She is a regional level Kho-Kho player. She has attended an adventure camp at Pachmari. 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 19 years old who dreams to be an independent woman. She hails from Hassan district of Karnataka. She has completed her schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, which was her dream. She is passionate about becoming a Engineer and web developer at the global level and very zealous to pursue engineering. She is currently pursuing her B.E in Information Science from PES Institute of Technology, Shimoga. 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 difference in the world and solve the problems combining technology and nature.She wants to 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 18 years old and comes from Faridabad, Haryana. He completed his 12th standard from GMSSS, Sarai Khwaja, Faridabad with 91% marks. He scored 100 in Maths. He has taken admission in B.tech, NIT Kurukshetra. He likes reading as well as teaching. He likes to help the needy people. In 2018, he got a chance to visit Japan for 7 days under "Sakura Science Program". In his free time, he likes to listen music, play badminton and watch motivational videos. He feels very blessed to be a member of Vahani Family. He wants to become a successful engineer and serve his nation with an innovative mindset.

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