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From Red Light Area To UN Award!

The Logical Indian

November 13th, 2014

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Shweta Katti just won the United Nations Youth Courage Award.

She is the first girl from the red-light district of Kamathipura in Mumbai to procure a full scholarship at the prestigious Bard College in New York.
She was also named one of 25 women under 25 to watch by Newsweek magazine for her heroic efforts to break the social stigma associated with Dalits. She has delivered a talk before a massive crowd at TEDx NMIMS Bangalore, all at the age of just 19!

Shwetha grew up wanting to be a chartered accountant but after being exposed to social sciences, she decided to study psychology so that she could help other girls, when she returns home to India.

The Logical Indian salutes you, Shwetha! We are proud of your achievements in the face of adversity and hope you will be a source of inspiration to many.

With your help today, India can
nurture future sportspersons.

Petition the HRD Ministry to make
sports a compulsory subject in
schools. Sports is education too.

Thank you!

Please also ensure that change begins at home by
pledging to practise/teach gender sensitivity

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