Youth Icon Shree Basu from Kolkata, India - A Photography enthusiast from the city of joy


She is Shree Basu hailing from the City Of Joy. She is currently 16 years old and studies in Loreto Day School, Elliot Road. She is deeply interested in all forms of art and is a mobile photographer. Recently, she has made a World Record by drawing 12 mini mandalas in 1 hour and has successfully entered her name into the Inkzoid Book Of World Records. She wants to be a renowned photographer in her near future.

On 26th March 2022, she was awarded the NLHF Youth Icon Award 2022 for her excellent performance and dedication toward photography in 2021 and 2022.

NLHF dream is to see her inspire millions with her photography in the coming future.

Below is an excerpt from her interview:

My Passion - Photography

Photography is my passion and the best way for me to express myself. Capturing moments of my life is my favourite thing to do and acts as a stress reliever in my life.

1. Who are you as a person? What are your likes and dislikes? What is your passion?

I'm a very compassionate person, I like cooking, creating, painting, singing and clicking photographs. My dislikes are, arguments, fights, misunderstandings. 

2. What is Poetry/Photography to you?

Photography is a way to express feelings and emotions. I love sacrificing my own moments to make my pictures lively and beautiful. 

3. What are your Achievements? Awards, if any? 

I am an Inkzoid Book Of Record Holder. 

4. Tell us a bit about how much time you spend in a day on writing/photography.

I spend over 3-4 hours on photography and editing.

5. What makes you a Youth Icon?

My versatility makes me a youth icon. I can do anything in a less period of time, diligently. 

6. Tell us something interesting about yourself?

I can make friends quickly and understand everyone properly in less time. 

7. What makes you feel confident in life?

My behaviour towards everyone makes me confident in life. 

8. What are some of the challenges you faced?

I have faced bullying in school and have been molested publicly when I went out to play, I was weak enough to give up, but didn't. Instead channelled my depression into my creativity. 

9. What did you learn from this journey?

I learnt that the biggest weapon is self belief. You are what your think yourself to be. 

10. What do you have to say to your critics?

I respect your opinion, but that isn't necessary for me to follow. 

11. What advice do you have for the Youth in the writing and photography industry?

I would say, you have it all in yourself. All you need is discipline and determination. 

12. A quote that never fails to motivate you.

"You are your own competition."

13. A literary figure you would love to meet.

Ruskin Bond. 

14. Instagram ID: @ms.chitrographer