The passion and commitment they exhibit towards their professional goals, community, social causes, and personal activities deserve recognition and applause.
To start the new year on a positive note, we decided to put the spotlight on seven inspiring individuals we believe are future leaders and newsmakers of the South Asian community. The featured seven are excelling remarkably in their respective fields and are effective role models for the young generation of our community. The passion and commitment they exhibit towards their professional goals, community, social causes, and personal activities deserve recognition and applause.
DARPAN aims to encourage not only these seven local youngsters in their future endeavours but also all youth in our community so that they pave a successful path for their future and make themselves and the community proud. The future of the South Asian community is bright and positive and its credit goes to impressive young adults who believe in positive growth, community upliftment, and creation of a better world for everyone to live in.
Here’s presenting the seven young wonders of the South Asian community:
Click on the images below to read their inspiring stories!
Lisa Ray is impossible to pigeonhole. Internationally acclaimed actress, model, philanthropist, designer, writer, TV host and social activist – the green-eyed beauty wears all these hats and more. Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2009, Ray fought back and remains a tireless advocate for cancer survivors worldwide.
Earlier this year, Dr. Gupta was named the 13th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Not only is Gupta a “renowned expert in research and innovation policy forging close collaborations between universities, civil society and business,” but he is the first South Asian to hold this coveted position overseeing one of the leading universities in the world.
This humble and modest American-Indian astronaut is no less than a hero for numerous individuals around the world, who look up to her accomplishments with great pride and honour. With 50 hours, 40 minutes; Sunita Williams holds the record for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut; has spent a total of 322 days in space on two missions; and ranks sixth on the all-time US endurance list, which is the second all-time for a female.