Vidhya Y, a first-year student of M.Sc. Digital Society from IIIT, Bangalore. A meritorious student, she secured 95% in 10th and 89% in 12th class for which she also received Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship. She secured 90% in junior grade Carnatic classical music conducted by Karnataka secondary education board and is now pursuing her senior level. She was also felicitated by Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, and other institutions and was interviewed on TV.
She’s also blind.
She lost her eyesight at the time of birth due to some medical complexities. Not giving in to the harsh surroundings, she kept on fighting against all the odds and didn’t let others limit her progress. Her vision is to develop as many software as possible for the blind community to help them participate in the society and get equal opportunities. She has already hosted a Radio show to teach basics of Science and Technology to visually impaired children who don’t get family support to take up challenging subjects.