It’s an absolute privilege that Arushi Pokhriyal will be the Jury of Visionara Global MRS INDIA® stated Ms Binita Shrivastava, Founder & National Director of VG MRS INDIA®. The presence of Arushi Pokhriyal and getting to meet herself, will be a great opportunity to all aspiring married Indian Women participating in Visionara Global MRS INDIA®. This project is a natural for her as she continues to make a difference in the lives of married Indian women across India and globally through her social initiatives. The presence and her Iconic personality will surely motivate the contestants throughout their pageant journey.
Arushi Pokhriyal is an internationally acclaimed Indian classical Kathak danseuse, entrepreneur, film producer and poet. She is the disciple of Pt. Birju Maharaj and Dr Poornima Pandey. She is a Kathak empanelled artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations ICCR. She is also a graded artist for Doordarshan, a division of Prasar Bharati.
Arushi has been an active promoter for Namami Gange Mission which is project started by Govt. of India to clean river Ganga. Arushi has contributed her first ever Clean Ganga Initiative Kathak performance “Ganga Tujhe Salam” in Dubai, UAE in 2016. This was the world’s first International Clean Ganga Program held outside India to educate NRI’s about the importance of river Ganga and its cleanliness drive. In 2016 itself she has performed Ganga Avatran in Varanasi, Lucknow and Kanpur and won hearts of many audiences. Shri Uma Bharti (Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation) has appreciated Arushi’s efforts to educate people about importance of Ganga. Shrimati Sushma Swaraj (Minister of External Affairs) has also appreciated Arushi for her contribution to this noble cause.
She is also an active promoter of her own “Sparsh Ganga Campaign“. This Campaign was started in 2009 to promote awareness among people to save and clean River Ganga. Today thousands of people are connected with this campaign to promote Ganga awareness. Recently Govt of India recognized volunteers of Sparsh Ganga Campaign as “Ganga Heroes“.
Arushi is also a poet. Two of her books on poetry collections, Swarg Banaungi and Kamal Mashal Ban Jaye, have been published in India. She has been fortunate enough to meet and present her books to Pratibha Patil, former President of India; Ratan Tata, founder of Tata Group; Anupam Kher, actor; and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, cricketer.
Arushi is married to Abhinav Pant. She is also the eldest daughter of Kusum Kanta Pokhriyal and Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Hon’ble Union Minister of HRD, Govt. of India.
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