A social entrepreneur at 15 and ardent campaigner for universal education

Friday, November 17, 2017

At the age of fifteen, city girl Nikhiya Shamser is already at the top realm of social entrepreneurs in the country running a registered NGO and spearheading various campaigns. This has contributed to her achievements being recognised by the nation, honouring the youngster with the ‘National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2017.’

The award was presented to her by President Ram Nath Kovind in a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.

A campaigner for providing equal opportunities for her counterparts to learn, build a career and live a life with basic necessities, Nikhiya believes that the national recognition would help her reach out to a wider audience.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it. While the world’s population of 7 billion is considered a burden by some, I see it as a huge opportunity and a statistical advantage If we can get 10 percent more students into technological fields, that leads to more solutions to bugger problems like climate changes, scarce resources and conflicts that plague us today,” said Nikhiya.

Photo courtesy of TESS India.

Source: Deccan Chronicle (link opens in a new window)