Rashmi Samant Becomes First Indian Woman To Head Oxford Students’ Union

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Rashmi Samant has made history by becoming the first Indian woman to head the Oxford Students’ Union. An alumnus of Karnataka’s Manipal Institute of Technology, Rashmi Samant won the students’ union election with 1,996 votes, more than all her opponents put together, the university said in a post on its website.

Rashmi Samant said she would try to make quality mental health resources accessible to all, extend group counseling themes and inculcate diversity during the recruitment of counselors. Samant is currently reading for a master’s degree in Energy Systems with a focus on sustainability in Oxford. In keeping with this, she also aims to “decarbonise the university”, according to her manifesto.

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