Jharkhand girl got Harvard University scholarship, Priyanka Chopra and Navya Naveli Nanda praise her

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Actor Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Nanda on Friday heaped praise on a girl named Seema, from a village in Jharkhand, who has ensured a full scholarship for the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Putting up with Twitter, Priyanka shared Seema’s story by Yuwa India and captioned her post, “Educate a girl and she can change the world… such an inspiring achievement. Bravo Seema I can’t wait to see what you do next.”

Sharing Seema’s story and her pictures on Instagram, Yuwa described that last week, Seema, a Yuwa class of 2021 graduate and coach was offered and accepted a full scholarship to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Seema was also accepted to Ashoka University, Middlebury College, and Trinity College.

She is the daughter of uneducated parents in a village in Ormanjhi. Her family depends on subsistence farming as well as her father’s work at a regional thread factory. After joining a Yuwa football team in 2012, Seema has averted child marriage, upheld her right to an education, and played football for years despite being insulted for wearing shorts.

Harvard University, widely deemed one of the best universities in the world, had a historically low acceptance rate this year due to a record number of applications, only 3.4%.

Gender parity is an improvement that people wish to see in the whole world. Bringing gender equality to the community is crucial to reduce injustices against women like gender discrimination, domestic violence, child marriage etc. It would not only indicate economic growth but also social, where women take part in decision making at each house.

“I plan to start an organization for women in my village. This program would have two goals. One to start a small business that would train women to be financially independent. The other is to educate women about their rights and to build a bigger network to support women by providing essential vocational skills and knowledge.” CONGRATULATIONS, Seema! We are all so proud of you.” The page added.

Published by Riya Sharma on 24 Apr 2021

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