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Five Indian students in top 50 of Global Students Prize 2023

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The Global Student Prize 2023 has announced its top 50 shortlisted candidates, and among them are five exceptional Indian students.This prestigious annual award recognizes students who have made a significant impact on learning, their peers’ lives, and society as a whole. The winner of this award will be bestowed with a prize of $100,000. Indian students have truly added to the charm of the country by being recognized at global standards. Lets check out the list of Brilliant Indian Students who have made it to the selection process at this level.

The five talented Indian students who made it to the shortlist are as follows:

  1. Namya Joshi: A Class 11 student from Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana, Punjab. Joshi has earned numerous accolades, including the Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, Diana Award, Global Child Prodigy Award, and Global EInnovation Award. As a Minecraft mentor and TEDx speaker, she strongly believes in using Minecraft as an educational tool. She has created a virtual library of lessons in Minecraft, available on her YouTube channel and website.
  2. Vinisha Umashankar: A Class 12 student from SKP Vanitha International School in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. Umashankar is an artist, innovator, TEDx speaker, Diana awardee, and environmentalist. Her passion lies in creating innovations that protect the Earth and empower the less privileged. From a young age, she has been on an innovation journey, creating award-winning projects such as the ‘Solar Ironing Car’ and a power-saving smart ceiling fan.
  3. Gladson Vaghela: A medical student at Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society Medical College in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Vaghela is an advocate for healthcare equity and accessibility for all, actively participating in healthcare outreach programs in underserved communities. He has also contributed to producing a global mental healthcare service providers’ database for over 150 countries worldwide and served as a Youth Advisor to YuWaah (Generation Unlimited) at UNICEF India. He is one of the Indian students who have been shortlisted by Chegg.
  4. Ravindra Bishnoi: An information technology student at Chandigarh Engineering College. Bishnoi’s passion for robotics, electronics, design, and engineering led him to create various devices, robots, exoskeletons, and portable water and air filters to aid those in need. In 2022, he founded his own company, KieKie Private Limited.
  5. Padmaksh Khandelwal: A computer science student at Sir Padampat Singhania School in Kota, Rajasthan. Khandelwal is actively involved in student suicide prevention efforts and serves as an anti-poaching activist. He has also launched the current homeschooling model of the Mogya Education Program for children with the support of NGO Tiger Watch.

The Global Student Prize aims to highlight the exceptional efforts of students worldwide. It is open to all students who are at least 16 years old and enrolled in an academic institution or training and skills program, including part-time students and those in online courses.These Indian Students have made it to the exceptional global rounds.

Sunny Varkey, the Kerala-born founder of the Varkey Foundation, emphasized the importance of education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as time runs out. The top 10 finalists for this year’s Global Student Prize will be announced next month, and the ultimate winner will be chosen later in the year by the Global Student Prize Academy, comprising prominent individuals.

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