To Whom It
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Shambhavi Shukla
for the Young India Fellowship programme. In my three years of teaching her,
she has displayed the qualities necessary for high success in the demanding
academic atmosphere of a high caliber university like yours.
Shambhavi is a well disciplined, industrious student with a
pleasant personality. Academically, she has maintained a consistently strong
performance, ranking among the top three in her class each semester. Throughout
the course, she demonstrated great perseverance and initiative. Not only was
she interested in and motivated to learn concepts, but she also put great work
into assimilating those to her own experiences.
She exhibits interest and dedication in all that she
approaches. She is an avid writer and has had several articles published across
multiple platforms. Her writing encapsulates her passion for social and
Her leadership skills came to the forefront in group
activities where she took charge, and executed tasks responsibly. Her to-do
approach, amiable nature and endeavor for perfection make her an effective leader.
She is a core representative of the Journalism Department at college and has
spearheaded major departmental events and festivals.
Perhaps one of Shambhavi’s most distinct characteristics is
her oratorical skill. She was always an active participant in class
discussions. Outside of the classroom, she has won remarkable accolades as a
debater. Her flair for public speaking is demonstrated by her willingness to
voice questions, thoughts and ideas. An outspoken advocate for women’s rights,
she shows no hesitation to make people see things from a gendered perspective. She
displays an unparalleled desire to learn and breathes with raw, unbridled
I recommend Shambhavi completely, with no hesitation. In my view she is a promising and capable candidate worthy
of this fellowship. I am confident that she will fit in and yet stand
out. Ashoka University’s nurturing and encouraging atmosphere will help her in
becoming a change in this world.