Sharmila Halder is the first recipient of our academic scholarship in the year 2018. We are grateful to Mr. Binod Kumar Bihani and Smt. Bina Devi Bihani Charitable Trust for the Academic Scholarship granted to Sharmila Halder. Sharmila, currently studying in class XI at Ananda Ashram School, Kolkata in the humanities stream, scored 73% marks in aggregate in the Secondary Examination along with 80% marks in History and Geography respectively. She used to study in S.B. Girls’ High School till class X. Born to a labourer father and an ailing mother, (diagnosed with cancer) Sharmila braved abject poverty, throughout of her childhood. She has four sisters who works as domestic helps and her elder brother is engaged in a menial job. However, great determination and robust enthusiasm prompted Sharmila to dabbling painting and dancing. She is an editor in her School magazine as well. Our scholarship consisting of Admission Fee, Tuition Fee covered for the span of 6 months along with books and school uniform will assist Sharmila in her journey to self accomplishment. We wish her the best on all her endeavours.