Kashmir is full of youngsters who are ready to serve the nation and make it big at the international platforms. These youngsters just need encouragement from the government and independent funding agencies and they can turn things around very easily.
Adeeba Tak from Shopian will find her name in the history books for being one of the very few students across the world who managed to get a full scholarship from University of Pennsylvania.
Making into any of the Ivy League colleges is a dream that perhaps every single student on the planet may have, and Adeeba has achieved it. Adeeba’s hope and dedication as a Kashmiri girl she has created history by earning a 100 per cent scholarship from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania (U-Penn) in the US to pursue her dream of being an aeronautical engineer, reported India Today. At the time when the entire area was churning with curfew and fear, Adeeba worked hard and studied.
“I had a dream of becoming an engineer. Everyone said why pursue it, it is not good for girls. I, however, continued. My teachers were a real help. There were times when we didn’t know what was happening around. There was so much unrest in 2016, but our teachers ensured we continued to study,” Adeeba Tak told India Today.
Her talent was recognised first when she topped the first edition of an institute’s talent search examination in 2015. For more than two years, Adeeba consistently studied and prepared for an admission into U-Penn to do what she always wanted to do – Aeronautical Engineering,
Her family is proud today of what she has achieved. “I feel the children should be given opportunities to do what they want to. She has made us all proud. We are very happy,” said Adeeba’s mother. U-Penn is an Ivy League research university and one of the most prestigious institutions in the world that boasts of having alumni who are 30 Nobel laureates, 25 billionaires and a significant number of Fortune 500 CEOs .