These women made a difference to the society

These women made a difference to the society

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), on the second day of its State convention on ‘Safety of Women, Challenges and Solutions’, felicitated...

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), on the second day of its State convention on ‘Safety of Women, Challenges and Solutions’, felicitated young women achievers at a function at IV Palace on Saturday.

The 12 young achievers from across the State include sportswomen, Guinness world record holders and those who excelled in music and classical dance.

Nirmala Seetharaman (right) felicitated young achievers

V Sireesha Reddy from Badvel in Kadapa district was honoured for her entry into politics at a young age. “I was discouraged by hundreds upon my entry into active politics. It is because of YSR Congress Party leader YS Vijayamma and my parents that I am standing here today. I am pursuing CA final year now. I want to earn money and spend it for social welfare,’’ she said.

Born as a underweight baby, Panchali took to roller skating on doctor’s advice. When she was declined a chance to get a picture posing with a medal, she had decided to win one for herself.

With undeterred focus and commitment, she won her first national medal in roller skating in 1999. Since then, she has been a regular winner of medals at major tournaments.

Members of ABVP at the meeting

“Winning a medal is a responsibility to put up with. Once you get one, you thrive for more and set new standards for yourself,’’ she said.

S Ashwini has a unique talent of writing with both her hands simultaneously in 21 languages, which enabled her set 10 world records. She can write upside down and take up mirror writing. An Intermediate student, Ashwini attributed her achievement to the encouragement given by her parents.

R Naga Lakshmi, who is studying in BPD at Acharya Nagarjuna University, is an international karate and boxing champion. She is also a national football player.

“I am overwhelmed by the felicitation. I take this opportunity to thank my supportive parents which made me a karate and boxing champion,’’ she said.

K Divya is a Kuchipudi dancer who entered her name in the Guinness Book of World Records. She was honoured with Natya Mayuri title in 2012. She got many national awards for her brilliant dance performance.

G Niharika and D Padmasri, students of an engineering college in Tanuku, were felicitated for winning the national young engineers award for their project on mobile phone charging technology.

G Devi Sri Jahnavi, who is a Praveena in Hindi, is also known for her excellent talent in Kuchipudi, Kathak and folk arts. She was also honoured by the ABVP.

M Sri Kavya Chandra from Hyderabad was felicitated for her talent in music and singing. Kavya, a winner of the national level folk singing competition, participated in TV shows like Rela le Rela and got the first place.

International archer Rishitha attributed her success to the Volga Archery Academy and coach Cherukuri Satyanarayana.

“Sports is a healthy aspect of one’s life. Everyone should indulge in one or the other sport to sharpen their skills. Sports and physical activities are like any other career and one should be involved in sports actively,’’ she said.

M Santoshi was honoured for her brilliant performance in classical dance forms. Another young achiever is archer Vennam Jyothi Surekha who won a bronze medal at Asian Games. Her mother represented Surekha at the felicitation function.

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