Allahabad University Students’ Union(AUSU) President, Richa Singh received the Lakshmibai award by Uttar Pradesh government. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 136 women were awarded with Lakshmibai award by the UP government. Lakshmibai awardees got a memento and a cash prize of Rs one lakh each.
Richa Singh created history in October 2015 when she was elected as the first woman president of Allahabad University Students’ Union after independence. She was the first woman to be elected to the post of president in the history of the Allahabad University. She has been working in difficult circumstances in the varsity as it has a strong presence of ABVP. She is an independent leader and is not associated with any political party.
Richa has been fighting against saffron forces in the campus and she gained national attention when she successfully led the massive agitation against BJP’s Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath by stopping him from entering into the university’s premises because of his “controversial and communal” background. He was invited as the chief guest to inaugurate a new building at Allahabad University.
रिचा सिंह का इंटरव्यू: इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय छात्रसंघ की अध्यक्ष जिसके नेतृत्व में सांसद योगी आदित्यानाथ को विश्वविद्यालय में आने से रोका गया
Richa Singh is doing her PhD at the globalization and development studies centre of the varsity. She was a gold medalist in her M.Phil in women’s studies. She did MA in Economics.