5 Indian Students Shortlisted In Top 50 Of Global Student Prize 2023
Chegg.org has recently unveiled the roster of 50 outstanding students for the prestigious Global Student Prize 2023. Notably, five of these exceptional candidates hail from India. The selection process involved shortlisting from a staggering 3,851 applications spanning across 122 countries. The eventual winner among the finalists will be bestowed with an impressive prize of 1 lakh US dollars (approximately Rs 82 lakh).
The Global Student Prize is an annual award that recognizes extraordinary students who have made a tangible impact on society through their learning endeavors, both within their peer community and beyond.
Now, let's turn our attention to the five talented individuals chosen from India:
Namya Joshi (Age 16): A brilliant Class 11 student from Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana, Punjab. Notably, Namya has created a virtual library of Minecraft classes, accessible through her YouTube channel and website.
Vinisha Umashankar (Age 16): An outstanding student from Vanitha International School in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. Vinisha is not only an artist but also a TEDx speaker, entrepreneur, and passionate environmentalist. She also excels in mathematics and science.
Gladson Vaghela (Age 25): Pursuing medical studies at the Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society Medical College in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Gladson is actively engaged in healthcare outreach programs in marginalized areas, advocating for better healthcare facilities.
Padmaksh Khandelwal (Age 17): A computer science prodigy studying at Sir Padampat Singhania School in Kota, Rajasthan. Padmaksh's efforts are focused on preventing student suicides and combating poaching activities. He also played a pivotal role in establishing the Mogya Education Program's homeschooling model with support from NGO Tiger Watch.
Ravinder Bishnoi (Age 20): A dedicated Information Technology student from Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, Mohali, Punjab. Over the past decade, Ravinder has passionately delved into robotics, electronics, and design, creating various devices, robots, exoskeletons, portable water filters, and air filters to assist those in need.
During a recent media interaction, Heather Hatlo Porter, the CEO, and Chief Communications Officer at Chegg.org, emphasized the significance of recognizing and sharing the stories of these exceptional young minds. She highlighted the immense potential and creativity these students possess, which can pave the way for a more optimistic future for all.
Indeed, the achievements and contributions of these top 50 Global Student Prize finalists are a testament to the boundless possibilities that arise when motivated young minds strive for positive change. Their vision, intelligence, and inventiveness inspire hope and promise for a brighter tomorrow.