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Maneeza Follows Sister To Be Dux

Success is not determined by the num­ber of awards you win, but rather by your ability to rise after life brings you down, says Maneeza Khan, the Dux of Deenbandhu
17 Nov 2018 11:54
Maneeza Follows Sister To Be Dux
Maneeza Khan (middle) with mum Kamruj Jahan (left) and sister Mudiha Khan (right) at Jai Narayan College Hall on october 16, 2018. Photo: Neelam Prasad

Success is not determined by the num­ber of awards you win, but rather by your ability to rise after life brings you down, says Maneeza Khan, the Dux of Deenbandhu Memorial Primary School.

Maneeza was also the Highest Achiever for 2018 and picked up six subject award prizes for her outstanding performance in Mathematics, English, Hindi and the sci­ences during the school’s prizegiving cer­emony held yesterday at the Jai Narayan College Hall in Suva.

Originally from New Delhi, India, her family moved to Fiji last year after her fa­ther, Gausal Khan, joined the Fiji National University College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences as a Professor.

The 12-year-old aspires to work for UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, when she grows up.

“I want to be a doctor and help children around the world through UNICEF,” she said.

Her sister, Mudiha Khan, was the Dux of Deenbandhu Memorial School last year and following her footsteps was not an easy feat.

Adjusting to a new way of life in a differ­ent country had been tough for her, but Ms Khan said that her mum always taught her to overcome challenges and not give up.

“Life will always have its fair share of ups and down, but you have to rise and over­come it,” she said.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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