BY TTT NEWS NETWORK
JAIPUR ( RAJASTHAN), 12 DECEMBER 2022
Ashira Biswas, a third-year undergraduate student, pursuing B.Sc. in Quantitative Economics (major) and Human Rights (minor) at The University of Oxford has won the second prize of the Nobel Peace Prize Challenge 2022 Award, within the essay category. Ashira has been formally invited by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to participate in the ceremonial events (December 9 -12, 2022; Oslo) of Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2022 to award Ales Bialiatski. During these ceremonies, Ashira would also be felicitated. It may be mentioned that Ashira is the first Indian to receive this award.
Ashira’s essay was on the topic of ameliorating the plight of Manual Scavengers in India. The Nobel Committee would be publishing her award-winning essay in the Norwegian media along with her photograph.
Ashira’s return air passages from London to Oslo and stay at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, (the venue where the Nobel Laureates would be staying) are being hosted by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Ashira has attended St. George’s British International School, Rome; Sanskriti School, New Delhi; Tehran International School, Tehran; United World College of India, Pune and Trinity College, Hartford. Ashira is in the Faculty Honors List, Davis United World Scholars List, and a recipient of the Andrew Forrester ’61 Scholarship for Entrepreneurial Students.
Ashira’s father Sushmit Biswas is a Rajasthan cadre IPS officer and is currently posted at Jaipur in Rajasthan as Additional Director General Of Police (ADG). And her uncle, Subrata Biswas, is an IAS officer of West Bengal cadre.
The family hails from Lake Town in Kolkata.