Sharad Vivek Sagar, who hails from Bihar, has been elected as the subsequent government chair, the very best place, on the scholar council at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He was elected by over 1,200 college students coming from greater than 50 international locations. He defeated eight different candidates at Harvard who contested for the place of government chair.
The election was contested between September 14 and 19 for Harvard college students and the outcomes have been introduced on Tuesday, September 21. As the manager chair, he’ll lead the scholars’ union together with a vice-chair, an administrator, and different elected senators. Sagar will characterize the scholar council until his commencement in May 2022.
“1200+ college students. 50+ international locations. 9 distinctive candidates. 1 election. Tonight, I’m humbled past measure on being elected the subsequent Executive Chair of the Student Council on the Harvard Graduate School of Education,” Sagar tweeted.
He also shared his journey and stated that being raised in small towns and villages of India, Harvard was a far-fetched dream for him. He wants to build a student council at Harvard that is forward-looking, all-embracing and of real, practical value in the everyday life of graduates and millions of lives as well. Sagar has also received the highest scholarship grant at Harvard as well as the prestigious KC Mahindra Scholarship.
Who is Sharad Vivek Sagar?
An internationally awarded social entrepreneur who is known for his work in the field of education and leadership, Sagar is the founder of the national organization Dexterity Global. Sagar has several global recognition on his name. He was enlisted on the global Forbes 30 Under 30 list at the age of 24.
He was also the only Indian to be invited by US President Barack Obama to the White House for a special gathering of young leaders in 2016 and was one of the invitees at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in the same year.
Sagar has won over 200 local, national and international quiz and debate competitions and represented India at intergovernmental and UN platforms. He received a scholarship worth four crore rupees to pursue his bachelor’s degree at Tufts University in the US. He was also the first Indian to be the graduation speaker in the university’s history and was the youngest in 160 years of university history to receive the Alumni Achievement Award.