Currently pursuing medical studies, Rasika Ramesh Vanita Sawarkar is a 21-year-old who has been published in over ten anthologies. She has done self-defense training from Swarakshaniy Scout and Guide School in A grade.She also cleared Gandhi Vichar Sanskar Pariksha with flying colors.She scored A in the Zilla Chitra Kala Pariksha. She also took part in a one-day camp organized by Maharashtra Chatra Sena and passed it with flying colors.Her unstoppable spirit has prompted her to pursue Diplomas in aviation travel and hospitality. During the pandemic, she assisted many people find medicines, beds, plasma and cylinders, saving many lives. She also advocates for animal rights, welfare and feeding.Additionally, she does free counselling for people who are in need of mental support. She makes sure to give back to the community on a personal basis and is part of several NGOs. A supporter of many causes and a dreamer with many aspirations.It is with great pride that RISING STARS acknowledges Miss. Rasika as INDEPENDENT INDIAN ICON.