Anhad Chaudhry, 15
Son of Ajay Chaudhry, OSD to Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, and Ambika Chaudhry, educator
Law school might seem a long way off to a high school student, but it’s never too early to begin preparing for a legal career. The passion to become a lawyer is in this energetic St. Columba’s School student, who is inspired by lawyer Ram Jethmalani.
Anhad reads a lot of legal case studies and follows many crime television series. “The money and the respect that this proffesion throws is what excites me the most. I want to become the country’s best lawyer,” he says.
Anhad is also inspired by his father’s works in Urdu, and is learning Spanish for the last three years. Not only academics, his interest in sports is commendable. For the past seven years in a row, he has been winning the silver medal in the 50 metres swimming race in his school. “This time I will secure a gold,” he says with a glint in his eyes.
As a Delhiite, he relishes the city’s street food and loves chicken tikkas in Old Delhi’s Chandi Chowk. He often visits Bengali Market with his mother Ambica Chaudhry, who is a school teacher, for golgappa’s.
Traffic jams and the rising levels of pollution annoy. Given an opportunity, he would try to create better public transport facility and improve healthcare services.
How would you improve the city if you were the CM?
I would provide better transport facilities, reduce pollution levels and crime rate, curb curruption and give better healthcare facilities.
What does Smart City mean to you?
A city that ensures development and security of all its citizens to improve their quality of life.
Do you think Delhi is or can be a Smart City?
If the resources and assets are managed judiciously, then yes.
Things you like about the city.
Monuments and street food such as chicken tikka in Old Delhi and golgappa in Bengali Market.
Things you don’t like about Delhi.
High pollution levels, lack of sports facilities and congested roads.