Ar­isha wants to be like par­ents

Fiji Sun - - Nation - MON­ICA AGUILAR Edited by Caroline Ratu­cadra Feed­back: mon­ica.aguilar@fi­

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.

Photo: Jone Lu­ven­i­toga

Ar­isha Au­dita Kishore gets a kiss from mum Ma­jula Kishore and dad Nawal Kishore.

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