Shipha Kujur is a teenager of various talents. The Class XII St Xavier’s student lives in Konka, Ranchi, and is a state-level basketball player and, more unusually, a gifted player of the nagara—the tribal drum generally played by men. The daughter of a railway employee and a banker mother, Shilpa sees herself in a white coat one day, providing medical help to those who can’t afford good healthcare.
What I want to be
God created us with a specific purpose. I want to fulfil that by becoming a doctor and serving the needy.
My idea of India
It’s a multi-racial, multi-lingual and multi-cultural country. I am disheartened to find that increasingly we have little respect for each other.
What religion means to me
It’s not just worshipping or believing in God or Allah. There is someone with whom we can share everything and who will take care of us all.
Who I will vote for
For someone who...