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Updated: September 19, 2013 15:42 IST

Rare distinction for Vadakara girl

Aabha Anoop
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Nikita Hari
Nikita Hari

The story of Nikita Hari from Pazhankavu in Vadakara is an inspiration to many. Nikita, born to a small-scale industrialist, aspired big and reached there with hard work and determination. On Thursday, she will fly to London to take up her chosen calling.

Ms. Nikita is the only Indian candidate who has qualified for research in Cambridge University, U.K. this year. An electronics and instrumentation engineer from CUSAT who completed her postgraduation from the SRM University in Chennai, Nikita was working as a lecturer at the National Institute of Technology, Kozhikode, when she applied for research abroad. Her brilliant academic background got her admission into Harvard and Oxford Universities and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology besides Cambridge. But she chose the latter for the better functioning department of Electronics there along with the chance to work under the Head of the Department. To top it all, the university granted her a scholarship of Rs.50 lakh, which would cover half her fee.

The research topic Nikita had selected was to develop instruments that would reduce transmission loss while connecting non-conventional energy sources to electric grids. She aspires to become a scientist and in future help, inspire, and promote girls who are bright, but economically backward, to take up scientific research.

A big fan of Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs, Nikita is the daughter of Haridas, who own Intec Industries in Vadakara and Geetha. Nikita was accorded a warm send-off and felicitation by the local people of Pazhankavu as well as many organisations recently.

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from:  James Saviour
Posted on: Sep 21, 2013 at 19:16 IST

Dear Nikita, Please accept all our best wishes for a bright future.With my prayers for your well being,S.Leelavathy

from:  s.leelavathy
Posted on: Sep 21, 2013 at 05:18 IST

An exemplarary student and a well earned opportunity ! We wish you all the best and May the Almighty shower all blessings on you for a grand career and make your dreams come true ! Sankars Trivandrum

from:  Sankar
Posted on: Sep 21, 2013 at 03:49 IST

To be specific my grudge is with the reporter who seems to have advertised someone with influence rather than highlight the achievements of those who do not have the means to get noticed. There are many more people from Kerala (and the rest of the country) who have gone on to pursue their PhDs in elite International institutions with top fellowships and honors, and their names are never highlighted in the media. However if your father is an industrialist, you get noticed. Hope this improves!!

from:  Ram Krishna
Posted on: Sep 21, 2013 at 00:06 IST

congratulations Nikita ,Wish you all the best .

from:  Suren Syndbk
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013 at 08:12 IST

Congrats sis.. you made all Keralites proud..!

from:  Krishnadas
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013 at 05:13 IST

Congrats and best wishes, your intentions and achievement are commendable may you bring more glory to the country.

from:  prasad
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013 at 04:27 IST

great honor fort real and efficient Looking forward to her reaching hgher heights.

from:  premnathtm
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013 at 04:01 IST

i wish you all the best ,i wish to fullfil her future aspirations in thier life about social conciousness

from:  dr.Nataraj
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013 at 03:31 IST

Nice to read about some positive news from India. Keep your feet grounded. All the best. Happy to see an Indian progress. Jai Ho

from:  Ymethink
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 17:48 IST


from:  Sameer Nilambur
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 17:17 IST

Nice to hear all theses inspiring stories but what we do finally it matters whether we contribute this for our nation or settle there only thats other part which every one has to thought nothing is better than to serve your nation .Its awesome to gain knowledge from any place you want but in the end you must use that knowledge for betterment of your country than your country feel more proud

from:  devendra
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 17:03 IST

Congratulations.You make India proud.

from:  P N V Krishnan
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 16:34 IST of luck.

from:  Ranjt Kumar Ojha
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 14:44 IST

May god bless you and kudos for your achievement!. Please have a good friend circle to have a emotional safety net in UK. I am pretty sure your parents would have been a very big support for your achievement. Since you are in remote place, select good people to be surrounded by you and achieve much more. Proud of you!!!

from:  Amar
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 13:46 IST

I' m very happy to read this news. Conguratulation.

from:  Gurusamy. V.
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 13:14 IST

I am very proud to say that Nikita was my classmate in Rani Public School. The whole school is immensely proud of having churned out a student of such caliber. Kudos Nikki and best wishes !

from:  Shayne Haridas
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 13:03 IST

Awesome Nikita. Indian research community is proud of you. I'm a senior scientist for one of the leading research labs in the US. Other day five of us were presenting a lab scale setup of a major breakthrough in aviation to a group of senior executives, and it suddenly dawned on me that ALL of us were Indians (or depending on how you look at, Indian Americans)! Keep up our good name, will you.

from:  RG
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 12:15 IST

Congratulations. God Bless You

from:  Sundeep
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 11:43 IST

Congratulations Nikita, well done and all the best!

from:  Shaji
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 11:35 IST


from:  DHANYA
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 11:12 IST

Inspiring story.......thank you the hindu .......

from:  rajendra chaudhary
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 10:17 IST

Nice to read about the commendable achievement of this young girl as it is really inspiring and will lead for many others to follow. Keep it up. All good wishes for much more higher achievement at global level and something which will make this girl a genius.

from:  C.K.Sreedharan
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 08:54 IST

All the best. Do your research globally and work for our country.

from:  Shaik Tharik
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 07:52 IST

Salute...Proud to hear the news

from:  Sabir Peeps
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 05:19 IST
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