Sharada was part of the 2016 Young Reporter class and won in the Breaking News and Feature categories. She said that although it was tough at times, she loved taking part in the scheme and it was so rewarding to see her articles online for everyone in her family and local community to view.
When doing the scheme, Sharada said that she didn't want to write about topics that had already been written about, so her starting point was to think about what her USP was for each article and this helped her progress throughout the scheme.
She is currently studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford and is keeping her options open for when she graduates in 2022, but said that journalism is still on her radar.
2016 Young Reporter