Amika George (21) has been chosen as the youngest recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her efforts in pushing the government to provide free period products in schools and colleges. About her Kerala roots, she said that the colonial past made it hard for her to connect with the Honours system and MBE, Member of the Order of the British Empire.
S Ramya and P Bistis Prisca, the students from a government school in rural Coimbatore, have managed beat NEET in their first attempt without attending any special coaching. Ramya got a seat in PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, while Bistis received admission letter to study in Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital.
Byron Kathleen Mitchell, better known as Byron Katie was born on Dec 6, 1942. She is an American speaker and author who teaches a method of self-inquiry known as "The Work of Byron Katie" or as "The Work." She is also the founder of Byron Katie International, an organization that includes The School for the Work and Turnaround House in Ojai, California.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, otherwise known as Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her consistent image reinventions and versatility in both music and entertainment. Gaga founded Born This Way Foundation in 2012 to focus on empowering youth, improving mental health, and preventing bullying.
A self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” Audre Lorde dedicated her life and creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. She fought for second-wave feminism, civil rights, Black cultural movements, and LGBTQ equality. A Burst of Light won her the National Book Award.
Dame Cicily Isabel Fairfield DBE lived between 21 Dec 1892 – 15 March 1983. She was known as Rebecca West or Dame Rebecca West. She was a British author, journalist, literary critic, and travel writer. West wrote in many genres. She was a recipient of the Benson Medal. Time called her "indisputably the world's number one woman writer" in 1947.