Bengaluru teenager supporting universal education honoured

15-year-old Nikhiya Shamser from Bengaluru is ranked among the top social businesspersons in the country.

Nikhiya runs many campaigns under her registered NGO. Her achievements has helped her win the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2017.

The award was given to her by President Ram Nath Kovind in a programme held at Rashtrapati Bhavan recently.

One of her campaigns is ‘Bags, Books and Blessings’, which provides basic school things such as uniforms, pens, paints, crayons and school bags to thousands of students in many schools across the state.

Nikhiya aims to provide equal opportunities to learn and make a career for all students.

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