| PRIYADARSHINI ROY
Is this 20-year-old. Darshi (as she is known to friends) started learning Odissi at age three from her mother and guru Dipanwita Roy. Her first public performance was at age four, and at six she made her solo debut on Doordarshan. She has since performed at numerous cultural functions in India and abroad, including in the UK, France and Sweden. Her best memories are of dance demonstrations and workshops with schoolchildren.
Of this Ashok Hall ex-student is long and endless, especially with participation in western dance and music contests in fests. Received the Siranama Award in 2001 for being an upcoming dancer of extraordinary talent. Awards in art and trophies for basketball are also in the cupboard of the former house captain. The second-year economics honours student of JU is also on the college basketball team. Her favourite hobby ' experimental dance.
Way with words..
Laily has. Stood first in the all-India Discovery Channel essay competition. Has several accolades for creative writing, public speaking, elocution and debating under her belt. Has also trained in Indian classical and Rabindrasangeet since seven. As a member of the school Interact Club, Dorji (a nickname she acquired for her stitching skills) she has lent a helping hand for numerous community service projects. And of course, in keeping with her motto of trying everything once, she's also taken up acting. In 2002, Priyadarshini won the best performer award in the SKM Dramatics Competition, 'What Did You Say'. The school team stood second.
FBI. That's what the girl from Turf Road has her heart set on. Plans are for an MBA after graduation and then off to the FBI Academy. And she's sure to dazzle, with her skills as much as her intelligence. An 85 per cent in CBSE and 81.3 per cent in the Class XII board exams, first in high school in journalism, commercial art and elective English... she's as good as it gets. For now, catch her on DD, occasionally announcing the National Programme of Dance.