our students

The students participating in the Class of 2018 project were chosen by their school principals, teachers and Hindustan Times reporters. In March this year, HT reporters met with parents and children and explained the nature and scope of the project.

The first meetings were conducted in school in the presence of their teachers, and subsequent meetings were at the homes of children to ensure they were not participating out of a sense of obligation to their teachers. Finally, HT screened all willing participants to ensure a representative mix of caste, class, religion and gender.