National Youth Day: Tricity Young Achievers Make an Indelible Mark


“Youth life is the most precious life. Youth is the best time. The way in which you utilize this period will decide the nature of coming years that lie ahead of you,” the great Indian philosopher Swami Vivekanada had said. Recalling his words on National Youth Day on January 12, we marks the birth anniversary of this great Indian saint Swami Vivekananda who gave a glimpse of the Indian philosophy to the world. He introduced India’s spiritual  knowledge to the Western world, delivering lectures across America, England and Europe. It is in this context, CityWoofer brings you a round-up of achievers from the Tricity who made it big in varied fields.

Anjum Moudgil, sports shooter

Anjum Moudgil, sports shooter- National Youth Day

Anjum Moudgil is an ace sports shooter from Chandigarh. She passed out from Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh after which she graduated in humanities from DAV college, Chandigarh. She did her Masters in sports psychology. She won her first -ever individual international medal at the Asian Airgun Competition in Kuwait in 2014.  She has 2 Golds, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze medals to her credit in various events.

Medal list 

She holds the World and India Rank No.1 in the 50-Meter 3 position event.

Gold medal in the South Asian Games

Finished 15 in Tokyo Olympics

Silver medal in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (3P) event at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico

Silver medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG)

Trishneet Arora, Entrepreneur in cyber security

Trishneet Arora, Entrepreneur in cyber security

An ethical hacker since his teenage years, Mohali-based Trishneet Arora founded a cyber security company TAC Security in 2013 when he was just 19, A school drop out after he failed in class 8, he is now listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List in 2018, Fortune 40 Under 40 and GQ’s Top 50 Most Influential Young Indians. His company provides protection to companies against hacking vulnerabilities and data theft, among many other technical solutions. His clients include Reliance Industries, Central Bureau Of Investigation(CBI), Gujarsat Police and Punjab Police among others.

Sambhav Khetarpal, Screenplay writer

Sambhav Khetarpal, Screenplay writer

A Panchkula lad, Sambhav Khetarpal is a screenplay writer who recently won the television-best screenplay and television-best story for Sony SAB TV serial  Wagle ki duniya –nayee peedhi, naye kisse at the third edition of SWA Awards (Screenwriters Association of India). With roots in Hisar, Haryana, he was brought up in Panchkula. He studied at Hansraj Public School, Sector 5, Panchkula, and did his engineering from Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran. While his parents live in Sector 8, Panchkula, he went on to do his MBA from Mumbai.

Malika Verma, Gold medallist in Mechanical Engineering from PEC

Malika Verma, Gold medallist in Mechanical Engineering from PEC

She won a gold medal in Mechanical Engineering after graduating from Punjab Engineering College PEC, Chandigarh, and became the second girl to do so after a gap of more than a quarter of a century. The last time, a girl won it at PEC was in 1996.  Interestingly, in a class of 115, she was among the only three girl students doing mechanical engineering.

In 2018, she cracked the IIT-JEE in the first attempt, and got admission in PEC. Always a bright student, she scored 10/10  CGPA in Class X from Doon International School, Sector 69, Mohali. She did her Class XII from Shri Guru Gobind Singh School, Sector 35, Chandigarh.

Amanjot Kaur, Cricketer

Amanjot Kaur, Cricketer- National Youth Day

Mohali-based Amanjot Kaur will play for Team India in women’s cricket. The 21-year-old cricketer, daughter of  a carpenter, was earlier the captain of Chandigarh team. Initially, she played in under-19 tournaments for Punjab and later she joined the UT team and then again back to Punjab. Amanjot began playing cricket seriously at the age of 15.

Ravina, boxer

Ravina, boxer- National Youth Day

Ravina, a first year student of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh made the nation proud by winning a Gold medal at the Youth World Boxing Championship 2022, held in Spain. Belonging to Hisar in Haryana, Ravina started boxing in 2018 when she was in IXth standard.


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