Lawyer Sharma’s Reward

He sold sim cards and worked at McDonald’s so that he could buy his law text books
13 Mar 2021 11:00
Lawyer Sharma’s Reward
Sahil Sharma on March 12, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Sahil Sharma had to sell sim cards from door to door on foot and worked at McDonald’s for him to buy his law books.

Yesterday, he was rewarded for his hard work and was admitted to the bar.

The 24-year-old said his parents taught him to be humble.

“I was not a smart child, but my parents never gave up on me; they pushed me to do my best,” Mr Sharma said.

“My dad encouraged me to get into law school so that I can become the first lawyer in the family.

“When I started in the first semester at the University of the South Pacific, I still doubted myself, but my parents always motivated me to keep trying and never to never give up,” he said.

“I did holiday jobs while I was in law school; I sold sim cards from door to door on foot and worked at McDonald’s by wiping tables so that I could buy my books and other personal items.

“I was also a delivery boy for a company and now all the struggles have paid off.”

The former Mahatma Gandhi Memorial School student said his journey was not an easy one but it was worth every struggle.

“My parents can afford to give me what I wanted but they wanted to teach me that I must work hard to get what I want,” he said.

“Nothing comes easy in life and most importantly they wanted to teach me to be humble and be content with what I have.

“The lessons my parents taught me is something I will not forget. I know they want me to become a better person.

“My parents have done what they could and now it is my turn to make them proud.”

His father, Salen Sharma said seeing his son’s admission to the bar was the best 50th birthday gift he could ever get.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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