Kumari Ranjeeni Fulfils Lifetime Ambition

It was a double celebration for Kumari. Her graduation day coincided with her 30th birthday.
10 Jan 2020 10:38
Kumari Ranjeeni Fulfils Lifetime Ambition
Kumari Ranjeeni.

Kumari Ranjeeni fulfilled a lifetime ambition last month when she obtained a Doctorate in Accounting from Monash University in Australia.

It was a double celebration for Kumari. Her graduation day coincided with her 30th birthday.

Her only regret was not having her father around.

Ever since she was little, Ms Kumari always wanted to make her parents proud. She had seen the struggles and sacrifices made by her parents to get her educated.

Ms Kumari was offered a scholarship to pursue a PhD in Accounting. She is a lecturer in the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of The South Pacific.

“My father, Prakash Chandra was very intelligent and set very high academic standards and I wanted to become like him,” Ms Kumari said.

“In their early farming career, they received widespread recognition at the national level for impressive bele (Abelmoschus manihot) farming and my father received the name Bele-man in 1980s. Unfortunately, my daddy became ill and my mother started supporting our family through duck farming.”

Ms Kumari said despite the hardships in life, her ambition to achieve higher was always there.

“I am the youngest in my family and seeing my sister and brother’s academic achievements were encouraging. Through devotion, determination and dedication, I have won numerous awards, honours and scholarships both locally and internationally,” she said.

She said she never gave up on her studies, even after marriage. She said her husband Dharmendra Naidu had always supported her.

Mr Naidu is a lecturer at Monash University in Australia.

Ms Kumari’s husband and her brother Rohitash Chandra, who is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, also hold doctorates.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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