I have always believed that Uttar Pradesh is a powerhouse of talent. After all it is the only State in the country that has given us eight former Prime Ministers. However, to help ensure that a larger pool of future leaders emerges from every corner and strata of the State, we need to ensure access to quality education to one and all. VidyaGyan is doing a wonderful job in selecting and nurturing hundreds of high potential students from rural areas of the State and creating a model that can significantly alter the pace of progress in the State.
I am delighted to be at VidyaGyan and for this opportunity to interact with the immensely talented group of students at the School. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of our country and education models like VidyaGyan show that there are bright sparks even in the remotest corners of our State, regardless of gender and economic background, who are only waiting to be discovered and nurtured. I am truly impressed to see the efforts at VidyaGyan, led by Ms Roshni Nadar Malhotra, to help transform these talented children into change-agents for tomorrow.
Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld is a student of Philosophy at the Harvard University. As part of her 2013 summer internship she visited the VidyaGyan Schools in U.P. She shares her experience and journey in the following article.
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