Sharing Mentorship Experiences: Vidyadhan Scholar – Sree Lekshmy

Mentoring helps you to be courageous and confident enough to identify and achieve goals and to maintain a broader perspective on career options. This happens in many ways. Fortunately, I could experience what it feels like to be mentored by someone that helped me chase my dreams. My first mentor was Dr Rama Warrier, who…

The Benefits of Mentoring: Sharing Knowledge and Experience.

Interview with Vidyadhan Sponsor -Dr Parasuram Balasubramanian ( Founder and CEO Theme Work Analytics) Why is mentoring important? And why did you choose one-on-one mentoring? Each one of us has many goals and ambitions. Often there is a lack of information or too much information causing confusion on which goals to pursue. Definitely, if someone…

V- Charcha (A Greet & Meet Platform for Vidyadhan Sponsors and Scholars)

IN EVERY ADVERSITY LIES THE SEED OF EQUAL OR GREATER OPPORTUNITY – Napoleon Hills Another online initiative that was started last year and has opened new possibilities for the Vidyadhan program has been – “V-Charcha”, where V stands for ‘Virtual’, ‘Vidyadhan’ and ‘We’. It is a platform to bring together Vidyadhan sponsors and students in…

Vidyadhan Striving for Gender Equality

Happy Women’s day to all. It is a well known fact that whenever there is a natural disaster or a pandemic women and children especially girl children are disproportionately more affected. This is true across  every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection. During Covid, women have been at the forefront of…

The Lockdown Heroes

Helping out the migrants returning home in coping up with Quarantine Laba Nayak, a Vidyadhan scholar from Kalahandi tribal district of Odisha is currently pursuing B. A. Eco. (Hons.) at Khallikote University Berhampur. In these difficult times, Nayak has been helping out as a Care Person for migrant workers at Gram Vikash school, Ganjam, designated…

Vidyadhan Covid-19 Warriors

Inspired by personal experience a boy realises his dream of becoming a doctor A perfect example of a Vidyadhan Covid-19 Sainik is Manoj Kumar KV, interning as doctor at the Gadag District hospital, Karnataka. Dr Manoj is on the frontlines of the fight against the pandemic in the country. He is currently on daily 12-hour night…

Twin stars Shining Bright

Tanushree and Tanuja are twins from rural Bengaluru. Though they are not identical twins, they do look alike and their careers have followed a similar path – from being brilliant students to getting Vidyadhan scholarship to their pursuit of Computer Science and jobs in the IT industry in the IT capital of India, Bengaluru. Tanushree…

My family and I are the real, ultimate beneficiaries of Vidyadhan

My maternal grandfather and my father have taught me, by their own example, that the best help – financial or otherwise – one can do to others, is by enabling deserving people to have a good education. Both of them, all through their lives, have helped many deserving children to get a good education, often…

A Tamil Sangam Idol from Saurashtra

Listening to Dhanraj’s powerful, flowing oratory in Tamil, it is impossible to figure out that his family had migrated from Saurashtra in Gujarat only a few decades back. Dhanraj has an exceptional academic record securing 96.4% in class 10, and his elocution skills have been recognized by the Tamil Nadu government on numerous occasions. His…

Not about sight but about a vision

Reshma’s father is a toddy tapper and her mother, a housewife in Cherthala, Kerala. Being visually handicapped in a family with financial constraints, Reshma had a challenging childhood to say the least but she did not let that define her. Although shifting to a special school for the blind in Kanjirapalli in the 4th standard…