Kaithal girl joins as a consultant at UNESCO headquarters

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Divya Sharma, 28, the daughter of a lab technician from Kalayat town in Kaithal, has been selected as an education policy and research consultant at the United Nations Educational Headquarters, the science and culture (UNESCO) in Paris

Divya Sharma, 28, the daughter of a lab technician from Kalayat town in Kaithal, has been selected as an education policy and research consultant at the United Nations Educational Headquarters, the science and culture (UNESCO) in Paris.

Divya, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali had left the country in 2016 while doing her doctorate in mathematics in Germany.

She was doing an internship at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris after completing her doctorate.

“After a wonderful experience at @OECDduSkills @OECD, I am delighted to share that I have joined @UNESCO HQ Paris as an Education Policy and Research Consultant this year. #newbeginnings I will be working with the global team of education monitoring @GEMReport and will support development,” Divya tweeted.

Speaking to HT, her father Mukesh Sharma said his family was delighted and she had made the country proud.

Mukesh, Technical Director of Kalayat Government Civil Hospital, Kaithal, said: “Divya is my eldest daughter. My youngest daughter has completed her tertiary education and their brother is completing his studies at IISER, Mohali. Divya’s mother, Sunita, is a housewife.

Kaithal Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Dahiya congratulated Divya on her achievement and urged parents to provide equal opportunities for their daughters.


  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Neeraj Mohan is a correspondent, covering Karnal, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panipat and Yamunanagar districts in Haryana.
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