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Anushka: The Journey from 6 years of Depression to The President of West Bengal Human Right Council, WICCI at 23

Anushka - President of West Bengal Human Rights Council, WICCI


Anushka: An Introduction

Anushka is a 4th-year law student who is pursuing her law from UPES, Dehradun. She comes from a city called Tatanagar which is also known as Steel City. She has been born and brought up here. She has born on 12 Nov 1997. From a very small age, She had realized that She always wanted to work for the betterment of society and especially for the women of our country. So, She has been writing about issues like gender equality, woman empowerment, sanitation, and hygiene since she was in school. She is an avid support of women's rights and a proud feminist, Her family has always been very supportive of everything she does and has always pushed her to come to the forefront and voice her opinion.

Along with that, She is the founder of NAARI, the President of West Bengal Human Rights Council, WICCI, An internationally awarded Researcher, and a published author of 2 books.

Her Achievements:

Anushka had written her very first book called Because Being Together is Enough in 2017. And thereafter in 2019, She had written a research paper on the Criminalization of Marital Rape in India which she presented at the National University of Singapore and thereafter was awarded the Young Researcher Scholarship Award, After a few months, She got a call from a publishing house called Lambert Publishing in Germany which approached her to write a book based on her research & they would publish it further. She wrote a book called Criminalization of Marital Rape in India - A Distant Dream which got published in 16 languages across the globe.

Also one of her aims was to end Period Poverty in India for which She founded an Organization called "NAARI" in August 2020 which distributes sanitary napkins in rural India and has distributed sanity napkins to almost 7000 women across India until now and apart from that She has also been nominated as the President of West Bengal Human Rights Council by Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the year 2021 for my efforts in the field of women empowerment.

She has written up to 14 newspaper articles on Women Centric issues in reputed newspapers like The Daily Guardian, The Nigerian Lawyer, etc. She is also a Crossroads Emerging Leadership Program student that was organized by Harvard University, U.S.A. Her most recent achievement is that She recently received an Appreciation Letter from the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern which was an immensely big achievement for her.

Her Struggle Story:

She had been suffering from depression for 6 years, was under treatment and heavy doses of anti-depressants along with anti-anxiety injections. It was a difficult process both mentally and physically for her, life just seemed to have come to a standstill. She was bullied in early life, she was told that she is not good enough which eventually led to self-doubt.

She was in a physically and mentally abusive relationship. It made her weak but didn't break her down. It's been one year and since then She has only seen herself growing only because of the reason that She trusted herself. Her dad was her solid support. But all She realized that it is your own struggle for your own life and nobody but you will have to fight for it. This life has been given to us for a certain reason, we just cannot give up.

Learning from her Life:

Anushka's sources of inspiration and strength have always been her father. Anushka always tries to become at least a part of what he is, the attitude of not giving up in life is something that is very important and that She has learned from her father and that is exactly what has made her whatever she is today. In a country, where women face so much discrimination, issues, and bad treatment her dad being the man he is stood for me always. She always had his back and one thing which he kept on telling her and She still feels is that no matter what happens in life, we just need to hold on to ourselves a little, no matter what we shouldn't give up.