Knocksense: A local content and recommendations platform

THIS 18-year-old UP student has secured a 100% scholarship at Stanford University!

He shall pursue a degree in International Relations and Economics at Stanford.

'Talent only needs the right opportunities to shine'- this statement has been affirmed yet again, by the inspiring story of Manu Chauhan. A schoolboy from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Chauhan hails from an underprivileged background. However, with his hard work and sincerity, he has managed to secure admission to Stanford University on full scholarship, where he shall pursue a degree in International Relations and Economics.

Journey to Stanford

Manu Chauhan's father toiled and struggled as a salesman to fulfil the basic necessities of his family, even though he was the only child. Nevertheless, he procured good schooling as his talent shined among the 2.5 lakh students who applied to gain an admit at VidyaGyan.With the guidance and constant support of his teachers, Chauhan braved up new milestones, one after the other.

He secured 95.4 per cent in Class 10, was awarded the Outstanding Performance Award in Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing twice, became the best speaker in debate competitions and won a gold medal in Open State Level Table-Tennis Championship in 2018. Adding to this list, is the admission offer he has from Stanford to pursue higher education.

About VidyaGyan

VidyaGyan is a philanthropic initiative by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which aims to identify talented and gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds and provide them with world-class education. Every year 250 students, coming from rural families whose annual income is less than ₹1 lakh, are admitted to this co-ed residential school. Thereby, it is bridging the chasm between the urban elite and rural underprivileged. If you wish to acquaint yourself with more stories like that of Manu Chauhan, visit here.

Knock Knock

Manu Chauhan's aspirations are just as promising as his intellectual trajectory has been. Upon completion of his college degree, Chauhan aims to assist in driving the development agenda, for which he aims to take up a job with the United Nations. His long-term goal is to contribute towards the education of underprivileged kid in India. Manu Chauhan, at the tender age of 18, definitely understands the importance of giving back to society.

d Flea Affair by Knocksense in Lucknow is all set to take you by storm this weekend!

Taking place at the coolest venue in town, d Flea Affair will stretch from October 29 to 30th.

Stepping into a new age of fests and fairs, Knocksense is hosting Lucknow's first-ever flea market and it's all set to revolutionise the way you have fun! An outdoor bazaar, 'd Flea Affair' is a one stop destination for your retail therapy, set in the vibrance of the town's choicest lifestyle, decor, food and fashion brands, amid the rhythms of kick-ass music. Set up in a 'Boho Carnival' look, this magnanimous affair will be organised at DLF MyPad from October 29 to 31.

Keep reading... Show less

Proud Moment for Lucknowites as city gets its own IPL team!

RP Sanjiv Goenka Group buys it for Rs 7,090 crore

Lucknow's own IPL team to play in IPL 2022. Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the two new members of the Indian Premier League (IPL) family as it will now be a ten-team affair from the next season.

Keep reading... Show less

Dengue impact in Jaipur's urban areas soars to a new peak with 922 cases so far!

Mansarovar area logs in the highest number of 167 dengue cases in urban Jaipur.

Amidst the persistent dengue scourge in Jaipur, the disease spread in urban areas shoulders a tally higher than that of rural limits. With 922 cases coming from the city and 795 from the remote set-ups, the Pink City is facing an epidemic and it's raising concerns across. Reportedly, the Jaipur Municipal Corporation is undertaking a new plan of action for all anti-larvae operations each day, based on an area-wise list prepared by the health department daily for dengue prevention.

Keep reading... Show less

Vaccination drive in UP to get a boost with Cluster Model 2.0

Cluster Model 2.0 will be implemented across Uttar Pradesh from November 1.

In a bid to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the state, the government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to adopt the 'Cluster Model 2.0'. Focusing on the administration of the second and the final dose, this new strategy will be implemented from November 1 in rural areas. Notably, the UP government had earlier organised an inoculation drive at the block level by creating mini clusters. The second version of this model that will be implemented next month, includes a few additional changes.

Keep reading... Show less

Lucknow University to resume physical classes for another course starting October 25

LU had earlier resumed on-campus classes for Fine Arts, B.Com and Management students

With a decline in the number of COVID cases in the city, Lucknow University is gradually resuming offline classes for different courses. Recently, the university announced that physical classes for BCA first semester students for the session 2021-22 would begin from 25 October. The university had previously started physical classes for Fine Arts, B.Com and Management students on 7th October.

Keep reading... Show less

116 primary & secondary schools in Lucknow to get a facelift soon

Reportedly, 65 primary & 51 secondary schools in Lucknow are all set to undergo renovation

116 government schools in Lucknow are all set to get a facelift soon. The dilapidated condition of these schools had gone unnoticed for a long time, but now various real estate developers have extended proposals to renovate these facilities as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. According to the officials, based on the report submitted by the education department, 116 schools across the city have been shortlisted for the same.

Keep reading... Show less

New rail line project between Indore and Gadawara kickstarts after a 5-year-long hiatus

The 205-km-long rail line will bring Jabalpur, Bhopal and Indore closer

The Indore Budhni Gadarwara Rail Line dream project finally inches closer to realisation with the Centre's nod. Initially proposed in 2016-2017, this agenda is presently in the land-acquisition stage and work is expected to start soon. Reportedly, the Union has further released funds for the accession of 1500 hectares of land to expedite the project pace. Pegged at a budget of ₹7,500 crores, the rail line will witness the establishment of 18 big and small stations along the charted route, benefitting lakhs of people.

Keep reading... Show less

Most Read