Current Scholars

2017 Batch

Swati  Kainthura

Swati Kainthura is 19 years old and is from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. She has completed her 12th from Him Jyoti School with 93.2%. She is currently studying Geography Honours from Kirorimal College, Delhi University. She has done an internship with IGIS Pvt. Ltd. in GIS and Land Use and Land Cover. She has also worked with children of Aasra Trust, Dehradun. Aasra Trust is an NGO working for street and slum children. She is a hardworking and focussed 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 a 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 any other circumstances, by opening a school for them.

Vikash Kumar

Vikash Kumar is 19 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 third 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 OYO. In his spare time he likes reading, playing video games, listening to music and sketching.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh is 19 years old and is from Uttar Pradesh. He completed class 12 with 96%. 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 Tarun Tahiliani. He plays cricket and badminton, and has won 3 gold and 2 silver medals during college sports week. He is adept at both sketching and painting. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading, cycling, playing sports and getting to know about people.

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. He has completed a certified course in French from University of Delhi. For session 2018-19, he was the core team member of the Academic Affairs Committee of his college. He also cleared the Equity Derivatives exam conducted by National Institute of Securities Market (NiSM). In 2019 summer, he interned at Goolluck Investments Pvt. Ltd. and WeWork Labs. In 2018 summer, he did two internships, one at Vedank Investments Pvt. Ltd. and another at Paytm. 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 series is 'Stranger Things' and favourite book is ‘My Gita’ by Devdutt Pattanaik as it reveals the truth of life which inspired him a lot. Inspired by Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, he aspires 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 is 19 years old and is a resident of Chennai. She stood 1st 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 a 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 civil services and working toward the welfare of society. She is also working on a unique solution to eradicate corruption. She actively participates in various essay writing competitions. She won the 1st prize from both, the Vigilance Department and the National Productive Council for her honest and eco-friendly solutions for the prevailing social problems. She has completed a summer internship with Brakes India Private Limited, Padi and VI Microsystems, Perungudi, Chennai. She enthusiastically takes part in all workshops and social activities in her college. She enjoys writing poems both in Tamil and English. She has attended Hindi Classes and completed exams till Visharad Poorvardh. 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 a 19 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 3rd year of his Bachelor’s Degree. He recently completed a one month internship with SB Energy, New Delhi. Participating in Smart India Hackathon was an enriching experience for him. He completed his secondary education from Vidya Gyan School, Sitapur with 89.8% in CBSE board. His interests lie in robotics and machine learning. He aspires to pursue research as his career. 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.

Roma Singh

Roma Singh is 22 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 developed a keen interest towards the social sector. She believes in the eradication of issues prevailing in society since years, through small but mutual efforts in the sector. She has interned with NewsX (Noida), Draftcraft International (Mumbai), Books For All initiative by Guzarish NGO (Delhi), and has also done a Fellowship with Yes Foundation Media for Social Change Fellowship supported by Yes Bank. She has volunteered at Kishalaya night school where she taught street children along with her internship Fellowship in 2019. She learnt a lot during her internship period. She aims to do good for the society and wants to contribute to it's welfare. She strongly believes that even one person can make a huge difference and if that person chooses the 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 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 Yuva Ekta Foundation.

Sagar Sharma

Sagar is 18 years old and is from Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. He has completed his 12th standard with 92.2%. Currently, he is studying Bachelor of Commerce and doing his major in Finance and Accountancy at Christ University, Bangalore. Professionally, he completed his CA CPT in December, 2017. After watching his parents working 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 his institution. 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 doing 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. He is also an athlete.

Sejal Agnihotri

Sejal Agnihotri is 19 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 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 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. She has interned in companies like Policy Bazaar and Vedank investments which, according to her are the crucial steps towards achieving the dream she wants to accomplish.

Neeraj Kumar

Neeraj Kumar is 18 years old and he comes from Faridabad, Haryana. He is studying 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 AI and machine learning. He has done a summer internship at 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 on 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 19 years old and is from Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh. Currently he is studying B.A. (Hons) in History from Satyawati College, Delhi University. He has completed his second year. He is simultaneously preparing for the civil services examinations. 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. During the 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.

Kajal Srivastava

Kajal Srivastava is 20 years old, from Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. She is studying B. Com Hons at Amity University, Noida. In future, she is interested in doing a Masters in Banking. She has learnt a lot while interning with an investment firm Vedank Investments over the summer break. She has also interned at Policy Bazaar and Goolluck Investments. She had a wonderful experience there learning how to manage time and how to work as a team. Her involvement with society and where she is from makes her want to cultivate her passion for engaging with a diverse community and take on public leadership. This passion has brought her out of her town for higher studies and on a scholarship with Vahani Scholarship.

Malika Goyal

Malika Goyal is 20 years old and is from Shivpuri, M.P. She has completed her 4th semester of integrated MBA from the International Institute of Professional Studies (IIPS) with 9.5 CGPA. 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, learning French, playing sports and getting to know people and their cultures.

Manisha Shekhawat

Manisha Shekhawat is 18 years old and is from Jaipur, Rajasthan. She has completed her schooling from Gokul Public School Murlipura, Jaipur. She enjoys studying Physics, Maths and English. Currently, she is pursuing B. Tech in Information and Technology from Banasthali Vidhyapith, Tonk, Rajasthan. She just completed her second year. She recently interned with Softbank Energy. It was an opportunity to boost her programming skills, to learn new concepts from the team and to be more practical. 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 in June 2018. By means of her work, she wants to make India a powerful country. She wants to serve her society and country. She loves watching cartoons, playing sports and video games. She enjoys social work and is always ready to lend a helping hand to someone in need.

Abhishek Panwar

Abhishek Panwar is a 19 years old scholar from Delhi. He studied at Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Sector 10, Dwarka, New Delhi and chose the Science stream. He secured 94.8% in CBSE class 12 board exams. He is pursuing his graduation in Bachelor of Technology, Computer Engineering from Delhi Technological University. He just completed his second year of graduation and recently interned with Gurugram Police Cyber Security. He analysed various past case studies of cyber crime and prepared a security project. He has interned at Policy bazaar as well. Apart from studies, he likes to play badminton and read novels. He is very attracted to the power of computers and the way they are changing the world. With his knowledge of computers, he would like to serve his nation. He wants to support the government's Digital India Initiative to make India more digitised. Apart from computers, finance is another sector which interests him. With computer knowledge he wants to make the E-commerce industry more stable, secure and easy to use.

Akansha Yadav

Akansha Yadav is 19 years old and comes from U.P. She has completed her 12th grade with 92.2% from Vidya Gyan Leadership Academy, Sitapur, U.P in 2017. She is pursuing Political Science (Hons) from Gargi College, Delhi University. In her first year, she interned with Youth for Seva in Navoudit Kids Carnival and NIESBUD as a policy researcher. In her second year, she was the College Coordinator for an NGO Umeed. She is also an active member of the NSS team and another NGO called Youth for Seva where she enjoys teaching slum children and bringing smiles to their faces. This summer she interned at tGELF. Akansha enjoys playing volleyball and badminton. She loves reading magazines and novels in her spare time. She also wants to do UPSC coaching and appear for the civil services examination as she wants to become an I.A.S. officer. After completing graduation, she wants to work for the community and the betterment of society.

Akash Jha

Akash is 20 years old and is from Delhi. He completed his schooling from R. P. V. V Gandhi Nagar and secured 96% in his board exams in 2017. He also received an award from the HRD Minister, Sh. Prakash Javadekar for an excellent performance in the board exams. He is currently pursuing B. Com Hons from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, University of Delhi. He recently completed his summer Internship at Paytm as a finance intern. He has successfully completed four internships over the course of his graduation. This has helped him greatly in the development of his personality and in acquiring skills with work experience. His short goal is to get a placement in one of the best firms. Meanwhile he is also preparing for several government exams. Apart from that, he is very passionate about cricket. He loves playing and watching cricket. He enjoys teaching mathematics. He feels fortunate to be a part of the Vahani family.


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