Nikhiya Shamsher (Teenspiration)

8 July, 2020

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Nikhiya Shamsher, 18

Simple ideas lead to massive changes


A senior at Greenwood High School, Bangalore, Nikhiya is so much more than a regular teenager. She is already an inventor, an innovator, a social worker, a budding entrepreneur, a TEDx speaker and a national archer, impressing the world with her resourcefulness. 


Having found the charitable organization ‘Bags books and blessings’ in 2015, she has benefitted more than 15000 students and served more than 27 schools all over India with supplies including books, bags, uniform and shoes. Her ‘Yearn to learn’ project has helped set up laboratories in schools where it was needed.


She is already a proud winner of various awards such as The Diana Legacy award (2017) awarded by Prince William and Harry, The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement (2017) by Hon. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind and the latest one being Third Grand Award Winner at Intel ISEF, Arizona (2019).

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