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Jaipur’s Bhavini Bhargava bags Rs 70 lakh Deakin University scholarship

Bhargava was recently awarded the 'Deakin Rajasthan Royals 100% Vice Chancellor's Scholarship'

June 24, 2023, 11:37 pm

Jaipur's Bhavini Bhargava scholarship

Jaipur girl Bhavini Bhargava gets international recognition.

JAIPUR: Bhavini Bhargava, a young talent from Jaipur, has brought significant recognition to Rajasthan and India through her accomplishments.

Bhargava was recently awarded the ‘Deakin Rajasthan Royals 100% Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship’ valued at Rs 70 Lakhs by the globally renowned Deakin University in Australia. With this scholarship, she is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Sports Management.

After undergoing rigorous selection processes, only a handful of students from around the globe are awarded this scholarship. For this academic session, Bhargava and one other student were the only individuals selected from India.

Bhavini Bhargava
Bhavini Bhargava

Bhargava earned this recognition through her work with NGO Vasudha Jan Vikas Sansthan of Rajasthan, where she undertook an internship focusing on promoting sports awareness among rural girls. Her selection was also based on her sports and academic achievements. Bhargava is the daughter of Dr. Puneet Bhargava, a renowned dermatologist from Jaipur, and Dr. Seema Bhargava.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan named Bhargava as the motivating face for Indian education in Australia, aiming to inspire Indian students studying in the country. Bhargava sees this as a great responsibility and hopes to encourage Indian students studying abroad to make their country proud with their accomplishments.

As a school board topper and current sports ambassador of Deakin University, Bhargava has played in numerous national tournaments for cricket, badminton, athletics, and cycling. She has represented the Rajasthan cricket team at the BCCI National Tournament and holds a place in India’s top 20 ranking for doubles badminton.

During her internship with the ‘Aao Gaon Se Juden’ project of Vasudha Jan Vikas Sansthan, Bhargava encouraged girls from rural areas to pursue careers in sports, emphasizing the availability of jobs in the sector. Mona Sharma, director of Vasudha Jan Vikas Sansthan, expressed pride in Bhargava’s association with the NGO, acknowledging her as a versatile talent who has made the nation proud.

In addition to her athletic and academic achievements, Bhargava is also a successful author. Her English poem book ‘Unheard’ has become an Amazon bestseller, making Bhargava Amazon’s bestselling author.

The book was launched in a program organized by Deakin University and Rajasthan Royals. Bhargava has also been awarded the Best Upcoming English Writer Award by Filmfare Middle East Magazine. Her poetry was selected for the theme page of the All India Doctors Sports Tournament ‘Tablinton India’.

First published: June 23, 2023