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Indraprastha is mentioned in ancient Indian literature as a city of the Kuru kingdom. It was the capital of the kingdom led by the Pandavas. Modern historical research pins its location in the region of present-day New Delhi, particularly the Old Fort known as Puran Qila. The city was known as Khandavprastha, a forest region on the banks of river Yamuna, river which had been cleared by Lord Krishna and Arjuna to build the city.
Ritu Khurana hails from this city. Her ancestors migrated and settled in this city from Sialkot, Punjab (present day in Pakistan) during partition 1947. She grew up in a joint family enjoying various diversities of religions. Her paternal family were followers of Siddha Gouraknath Pant Sampradaya, whereas her maternal family were followers of Sikhism. They daily participated in the duties of a gurudwara in their community. Ritu understood Christianity as did her schooling at a prestigious catholic school in the city. Punjabi, English and Hindi were languages used in her family in their day to day conversation. Her childhood was nurtured with stories of Guru Nanak, Kabir and the journey of her grandparents from Sialkota to New Delhi during partition. She learned from her Grandfather the core philosophy of life, “You can lose everything but nobody can steal your education.”
Ritu was a very active child. She loved to dance, act and do creative craft work.