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NIHSHANK UPADHYAY – Star Icon

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Nihshank is a young and aspiring changemaker. Having worked with more than 30+ organization at such a young age, he has managed to leave his footprints on every field.


At just 5 years of age, Nihshank bagged the u-7 West Bengal chess State Championship. Within the next 4 years he managed to bag multipe state and national level championships across different regions like Meerut, Kolkata, Ahmednagar, Rohtak, Ahmedabad etc. He had shown immense interest in kick boxing since the age of 4 and by 14 he had already bagged the gold and bronze medals for interstate and district tournaments, finally winning the Calcutta State Championship. However by class 8 he had decided that he would pursue law as a career and began to participate in debates, Mun, mock parliament and arbitration events. It was not long before he made his presence felt in this arena. Within 3-4 years he bagged multiple best speakers, orator, delegate and executive across national and international events. He secured his set of experiences with Maneka, Mayank Gandhi in 2021 and was lauded by former LT. Governor of Delhi for his performance at Youth Forum. Special Accreditation of United Nation Conferences 2020, IIM Calcutta and IISER are some of the riveting names involved within his set of accomplishments. Throughout his career he has been a scholar student and his impressive performance in the competitive exams bear a testimony to the same. Currently he is working under the 17 SDG summit of the United Nations and is already nominated for top GKAA 100 youngsters around the World. He has worked across 12 states to end period poverty and was awarded the Corona Warrior Honour in 2020 for adopting of various markets, helping migrated labourers and distribution of food and sanitizers. His poetic ability has also been well acknowledged. His invitation to Rasthra Kavi Sangam, winning the biggest national online poetry fest and being designated as the achiever of the year 2021 are just simple additions to the promising and illustrious career of this 18 year old.

The Rising Stars platform is proud to have Nihshank Upadhyay as Independent Indian Icon.

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