Arisha wants to be like parents
Aspiring cardiologist Arisha Kishore has been motivated over the years by her parents’ educational achievements. Yesterday, she proudly graced the stage to collect her awards after being named Dux of Bhawani Dayal Memorial Primary School. “They are very educated. I used to attend my mother’s graduations and I was inspired and said to myself ‘When I grow up, I want to be like her’,” she said. Her mother, Manjula Kishore, said she trained her daughter to invest in her studies from when she was in kindergarten. Her mother was a teacher at Bhawani Dayal Memorial Primary School from 20072014, and is currently the assistant Head Teacher at the Nasinu Muslim Primary School. “I trained her to be independent and to study every day to meet the expectations set for her,” said Mrs Kishore. Mrs Kishore has a Masters and Post-graduate qualification in Education from the University of the South Pacific, while her husband has completed his double Masters in Occupational Health and Safety and Business Administration.
Thirteen-year-old Arisha said her parents’ being her role model had inspired her to balance her time and work towards her goals. “I study in my room fulltime so when I get home, I do my chores and then start studying until 10pm. “My parents are not too strict. I am not on Facebook, but I am allowed to. “I would rather concentrate in my studies because I have big dreams and I want to fulfil that,” she said. The young girl said she was able to live up to her expectations and handle the pressure by balancing her time well and extending her study time to 11pm daily. Arisha wants to become a cardiologist.
Arisha Audita Kishore gets a kiss from mum Majula Kishore and dad Nawal Kishore.