This Tea Seller’s Daughter Is Off To Study In US’s Top College With A Scholarship Of Rs 3.8 Cr
Sudeeksha Bhati is not your average kid. Being the daughter of a tea-seller, she knows what it feels to have your family barely make ends meet with meagre annual earnings of Rs 72,000. But she is about to change her destiny, and that of her parents and yet she is going to the United States Of America.
Sudeeksha landed herself a scholarship of Rs 3.8 crore and is now going to study in Babson College. Here's her story.
With the glistening glee in her eyes, Sudeeksha is easy to recognize from a crowd only because of the dreams to change the world and to do something for her family. The daughter of a tea seller, Sudeeksha is the first generation in her family to learn and study and soon she is going to be the first one to travel abroad to study further.
She scored an excellent 98% in her CBSE Board Examinations and has topped her district. She has been awarded a full scholarship of 70,428 USD per semester which roughly translates to Rs 3.83 crore for the 4-year undergraduate program by Babson College – one of the Top colleges in the USA.
She is also associated with the Voice of Women initiative, an organization that fights eve teasing and helps families send their daughters to school.
"I am happy that I could achieve my dream of studying in the United States. The realization that hard work pays off has further motivated me to be focused and aim higher. I am happy that my achievement is today a source of happiness for my family and my school. I am positive and hopeful that I will continue to work hard and accomplish my dreams and make my family and school proud of me." says Sudeeksha. Sudeeksha is one of the many success stories of Vidyagyaan Leadership Academy, an organization established in 2009 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation in UP which is a residential school for rural meritorious underprivileged children. The institute helps bright students like Sudeeksha and takes care of the education and all their needs.