SRASHTA VANI KOLLI FROM HYDERABAD WINS THE PRESTIGIOUS WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY “CHANGE THE WORLD SCHOLARSHIP”
It was a dream-come-true for 19-year-old prodigy from Hyderabad. Srashta Vani Kolli selected for the prestigious ‘Change the World Scholarship’ to enable her to pursue higher studies in Professional Law course in the Australian based world-renowned ‘University of Wollongong’.
Srashta received her ‘Change the World Scholarship’ certificate from the University representative and the Manager, International Recruitment Peter Murray here at a simple function held in Hotel Harita Plaza in the city today in the presence of Managing Director of the University consultant in India, Study Path, Shelly Karnati, and its branch head in Hyderabad Alekhya Som.
Speaking on the occasion, Peter Murray declared that the University has larger plans to extend ‘Change the World Scholarship’ in India for those deserving students who can’t afford foreign education. “We welcome all those who intend to utilise the opportunity to avail the scholarship”, he said.
Shelly Karnati, in her speech, pointed out that over 7.5 lakh students were currently pursuing their higher studies abroad in various countries. But the difference is, she said: “We at Study Path keep a track of every student till he or she settled in his or her career after completion of their education” and appealed to all those middle class to avail the prestigious Scholarship being extended by the University in order to realise their dream of studying abroad.
Her parents Aravind Kolli and Asha though originally hail from Khammam district of Telangana, Srashta was born and brought up in Hyderabad. She is currently pursuing her 3rd Semester in Law at the University of Reva in Karnataka and she would be completing her remaining 2 Semesters in the University of Wollongong.
Her father Aravind Kolli, a renowned Television News Presenter ensured that she passed through the entrance examination conducted by the University of Wollongong. “To my utter disbelief, she emerged with flying colours”, said adding that “the entire credits should go to Shelly Karnati, the Managing Director of Study Path without whose professional training and personal care, she wouldn’t have achieved this prestigious scholarship”.
Thanking the University management, Study Path and her parents for supporting her in achieving this herculean task, Srashta declared that her dream is to represent her country on the International forum and work for the poor and needy to get Justice for them back home in India.
Earlier, the Union Minister for Home affairs G Kishan Reddy congratulated Srashta Vani Kolli for achieving the prestigious Scholarship and urged the University authorities to extend the same to other Indian students on a large scale basis. He also assured to extend all possible help and support in this regard.
The Union Minister of State also honoured Peter Murray by offering him a shawl and bouquet.