Tarishi, Atishi’s back-up candidate, once studied from her notes in DUhttps://indianexpress.com/elections/tarishi-atishis-back-up-candidate-once-studied-from-her-notes-in-du-5689339/

Tarishi, Atishi’s back-up candidate, once studied from her notes in DU

Tarishi, who got admission to Oxford University in 2017, let go of the opportunity so she could work with Atishi.

Tarishi Sharma (26) with Atishi

Five years ago as a St Stephen’s student of History, Tarishi Sharma (26) was studying from notes left behind by her senior, Atishi. On Tuesday, she will file her nomination as her back-up candidate. Tarishi, who got admission to Oxford University in 2017, let go of the opportunity so she could work with Atishi.

“To students, she was a faceless senior whom we would thank every day. Her handwritten notes are still being photocopied and passed on to college students. What started as a two-month internship has now turned into a full-time passion,” Tarishi told The Indian Express.

Walking with Atishi during Monday’s roadshow, Tarishi said: “I rode on a truck for the first time today… Meeting people during the door-to-door campaign leaves a strong impact on you.” Click here for more election news

A resident of Lajpat Nagar, Tarishi, like Atishi, did her graduation from St Stephen’s College, and is now in Ambedkar University. “There used to be a deadline to return home, but now I get back at 4 am without restrictions. The work we are doing in education has made my parents happy,” she said.

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