'Bravo Seema': Priyanka Chopra hails Jharkhand girl for Harvard University scholarship

Educate a girl and she can change the world: Priyanka Chopra

Actor Priyanka Chopra has recently praised a village girl Seema from Jharkhand, who has secured a full scholarship to the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


The actor took the twitter to express her excitement, she wrote: “Educate a girl and she can change the world... such an inspiring achievement. Bravo Seema. I can’t wait to see what you do next.”


She had also shared the story of the little girl that explained how Seema fought all the odds in society and successfully get placed in the prestigious university.


Apart from Harvard University, Seema was also offered a scholarship from Ashoka University, Middlebury College, and Trinity College.


Her journey is inspiring, born to unschooled parents in a village in Ormanjhi, her family relies on subsistence farming as well as her father’s work at a local thread factory. Seema joined Yuwa football team in 2012 and has avoided child marriage, defended her right to an education and played football for years despite being ridiculed for wearing shorts. She will be the first woman in her family to attend a university.


Apart from that Actor Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter, Navya Naveli Nanda, also shared the story on her Instagram Stories calling it "incredible".

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