Empowering young girls with dreams to become women with a vision for future


Ahmedabad : As the world is celebrating International Day of the Girl (IDG), Divya Thakkar, an alumnus of Adani Vidya Mandir, Ahmedabad is the perfect example of achieving her dreams toward success.

Diya is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology along with successfully running her firm, which is a coaching provider that specializes in helping individuals and organizations incline towards success. This young entrepreneur’s story is quite exemplary, and she credits this success to the support and grooming she received while in school.


An alumnus of Adani Vidya Mandir, Ahmedabad, Diya says she was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug as early as when she was in class 6. Her teachers and the school’s team identified and recognized that and started pushing her more toward leadership development so that she could hone her interest and skill for the future.

Diya’s story is a perfect specimen to be celebrated as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG) this year on October 11. After all empowering young girls, and promoting gender equality is what this day stands for, something that Adani Vidya Mandir has been striving to do with immense success over the years.

“At our school, even during the process of admission, we give top priority to the girl children, especially single mothers. For us, girls are more important. If we take out the percentage of girls and boys, it would be more than the boys. Empowerment of girls is what we thrive to do. There are many female achievers. The assistance continues even after they leave the school, and they get all the help necessary to carry on with their education. We have so many exemplary girl students who continue to make us proud,” says Shilpa Indoria, Principal of AVM, Ahmedabad.


Not just Diya, there are many who attest to this encouraging atmosphere at AVM, Ahmedabad and all those are on their way to script massive success stories in the future.

Khushi Contractor, PMO Executive at Adani’s Cyber Security division, says Adani Vidya Mandir came to her as a boon. She received generous financial support towards her education.

“With the growing competition, coping up and surviving the world would require a lot of proper guidance and sculpting and that was surely done to me by Adani Vidya Mandir. For me it is not just a school it is an institution of transformation, where the major focus is laid on comprehensive development, from a scholastic to co-scholastic, morals to ethics, personal to professional skills and the list goes on. Adani Vidya Mandir has made a colossal contribution in my life and continues doing it by making me the independent and fearless person I am today,” she says.

Lauding the school’s healthy approach to empowers girls and amplifies their voices, another ex-student and now scientist, Honey Gupta, who was part of the first batch to pass out from AVM in 2014, says, “I am doing PhD from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). I had the best days of my life during the five-year journey at AVM. It is not just a school where teachers just teach in classrooms and that’s it. They really invest in each student especially girls and identify the strengths of each one of them and then guide them towards that path. That sort of environment is the reason why so many female students are today doing so well in their life.”

Former student Bhavya Shah is now a CA and currently works with PWC, says that upliftment of lower strata of the society especially via education of girl child is what is the need of the hour and that is something she has seen in the school.

“All students have received all kinds of support from the school. It is beyond education. The school usually provide admission to middle class and lower strata girl students which is a big step towards empowering girl child,” she says.

Krupali Joshi is currently in Australia and completed her Master of Business Analytics from Deakin University, Melbourne. “During my schooldays, my teachers and staff really helped me to go for my dreams and aim higher. The environment at school was very open and inclusive which made it easier for us girls to be free to speak our minds and feel empowered,” she says.