Bhavya Agrawal, 12 & Saanvi Agrawal, 9
Daughters of doctors Raghav and Vishal Agrawal
They may belong to a family of doctors, but sisters Bhavya and Saanvi have very different ambitions. One wants to be a fashion designer, the other, an architect.
Students of Modern School, Vasant Vihar, Bhaavya and Saanvi love drawing—as is evident from their professional ambitions—but both also love sports. Bhaavya learns karate (in addition to Bharatnatyam) and Saanvi is a football fiend who is at the top of her game. She is a district-level football player and captain of her school team.
Participating in so many activities doesn’t stop the two sisters from their favourite pastime: playing outside with the other children of the neighbourhood. “We don’t like to study much,” say the two in unison. Both their grandparents and parents are doctors. The girls’ father Raghav has a private practice; their mother Vishal is a consultant at Saket City Hospital and BLK Hospital. Living in a joint family as they do, the girls say it doesn’t matter if their parents are at work as they have their grandparents around. They help their grandma with gardening and “making fun things at home”.
Ask them what they feel about their city, and Bhaavya says: “People in Delhi are full of anger, whether it is about traffic jams or parking. We need to change this.” On her part, Saanvi would like more parks for kids to play in.
What does Smart City mean to you?
Though I haven’t heard of the term Smart City before, I think it would mean a place where there is maximum development.
Do you think Delhi is or can be a Smart City?
Of course, it can be a Smart City.
Things you like about the city.
The development, so many people from various cultures living here, educational facilities and schools available, the airport and broad roads.
Things you don’t like about Delhi.
The overpopulation and lack of civic sense in people. Private space is very limited and it lacks many public parks.
How would you improve the city if you were CM?
I would try to make the law enforcement much better.