We’d like to tell the tale of Apoorva, a woman who, while facing several financial difficulties, has always aimed to do better.
Hi there, I’m Apoorva. I am a student from a hamlet in the Chikkaballapur region of Karnataka who is highly driven and artistically inclined. Both of my parents have been affected by polio’s long-term effects on distinct parts of their bodies.
We were encouraged to do well in school by our parents, who had a strong belief in the value of education. I went to a government school in my village, where I was taught in Kannada, and then to a neighbouring government college, where I was taught in English.
With their encouragement, I was able to participate in several extra-curricular activities, which I achieved success in. I was also a taluk-level winner in dance and theatre, and a district-level winner in Ghazal singing. At the taluk level, I was a stud in the Javelin throw. There were no more awards or contests, but I was featured on the UNICEF India Facebook page with my lecture on the occasion of Girl Child Day festivities in a short video.
Vidyadhan, a flagship higher education scholarship initiative of the Shibulal Family Philanthropic Initiatives, has also helped me get to where I am now. Vidyadhan has removed a major roadblock to my personal and professional development, and I am grateful to him for doing so.
Art and design have always piqued my curiosity. When I was told that my career should be formed around my strongest abilities, I heeded the suggestion. At Alva’s College, Moodabidri, I’m now pursuing a BSc in Animation and VFX. In the fields of art, video games, advertising, and cinema and television, I see a lot of potential for me, and I’m excited to put my skills to good use.