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Kerala Girl Student at Parliament’s Central Hall

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Anagha. P, B.Com LLB final year student from Kochi, got the sterling opportunity to speak, on Lal Bahadur Shastri, in connection with Mahatma Gandhiji and Lal Bahadur Shastriji’s birthday celebrations, in the Central Hall of Parliament. She was one among the selected seven out of twenty five students from all parts of the country and the only Keralite. Anagha was selected as part of the district, state and national level screening conducted by Nehru Yuva Kendra coming under the Ministry of Youth Affairs. The programme in the Central Hall was held on October 2, 2023.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Arjun Ram Meghwal were the important personalities to witness the august programme.

Anagha is really in a mood of extreme euphoria for getting an enviable opportunity to address a gathering in the Central Hall of the historic Samvidhan Sadan, the erstwhile Parliament House. That the theme was Lal Bahadur Shastri who led the country as an embodiment of uncompromising idealism and simple life is of utmost patriotic significance.

Anagha has got an excellent track record pertaining to both her academic career as well as extracurricular activities. She had scored A+ for all subjects in her CBSE Plus Two examinations and her total score was 97.4 %. She was first in the Commerce stream in the entire Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan schools in Kochi. After joining Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) for her B.Com LLB course, she has participated in many debates and elocution competitions. She came second in the debate competition held for the universities in the southern zone and first at the national level under the Association of Indian Universities. She had also come first in the international reading and discussion celebration jointly organised by Read India Celebration and Republic TV. Being during the Corona period, it was an online competition. (‘Read India Celebration’ is an NGO, led by Raghuram Ananthoj engaged in inspiring 100 lakh students, around the world, to read books). After several auditions, 25 topics were communicated to the contestants. They were given the topic only during the competition.

Anagha has bagged first prize in the Kerala state level essay writing contest conducted by Nivedita Vanitha Samjam and second prize in the national level essay writing competition organised by Konark Publishers. She was selected as the state level best speaker of Kerala of Maria Philip Future Leader’s Debate Competition conducted by XIME in December 2021. She had also spoken about Swami Vivekananda in the Ramakrishna Mission Bhakta Jana Sammelan in July 2021.

Anagha is a devotee of Ramakrishna Math, Vytilla, Kochi. She is the younger daughter of Mohankumar and Vijaya. Her elder sister, Amrutha is a doctor. The entire family is very close to activities belonging to the nationalistic view.

The undersigned spoke to Anagha about the series of magnificent victories she gathers in her duffel bag. Question was straight – “How do you feel’?

Pat came her reply – “Am feeling blessed, beyond my dreams”.

T. Satisan, Keralam

Anagha in the Central Hall of Samvidhan Sadan on October 2, 2023

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