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Gujarat Girl with 80% vision loss makes it to IIMA

Prachi Sukhwani, 21 years old, a vadodara girl and a bachelor of business administration student at Maharaja Sayajirao University’s faculty of commerce, is an inspiration for many of us. She had lost 80 per cent of her vision over the years due to macular dystrophy, has reportedly fulfilled her lifelong dream of cracking one of the world’s premiere management institutes — IIM Ahmedabad. She was truly determined for her dream and never gave up in spite of her vision being steadily deteriorating. She overcame all the hurdles to set her sights firmly on only one goal proving that anything can be achieved if you have that goal set, whatever may be the obstacles.

She is suffering from macular dystrophy also known as retinal degradation that causes loss of vision since she was in Class III. There is no treatment for this rare form of genetic disorder, but she did not let her condition come between her dreams. She proved that, her condition couldn’t be a barrier in her road to success.  She makes it true-“you lose only when you give up”. People are products of their own thoughts. As per the report, remained undeterred over the years and continued to pursue her ambition and finally she fulfilled it by scoring a 98.55 percentile in CAT 2016 exam, in which she had appeared as a person with a disability.

Prachi was born to Suresh Sukhwani who runs a garment business, and Kanchan, who is a homemaker and a LIC agent. Her elder sister Nishita, who too had completed her BBA from MSU, is pursuing MBA from a Mumbai-based private college. Prachi got the good news on Monday when she was busy appearing for her last semester exam at BBA, congratulatory notes flooded on social media groups of MSU.

On her daughter’s achievement, Prachi’s father said, “She got calls from all the top three IIMs of the country, IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Bangalore and IIM-Kolkata. She has appeared for the interviews, “. When collegedunia contacted Prachi, She said, “My short-term goal is to join a company, preferably a multinational. Once I get some experience, I will have my own start-up. But my long-term goal is to open an NGO for the blind“.

An honor to her achievements, Professor Sharad Bansal, who is dean of Faculty of Commerce at Prachi’s college, told collegedunia, “I have been associated with BBA programme since its inception in 1993. But this is one of the proudest moments. Prachi really deserves special applause for her success despite all odds. Her success is an inspiration for everybody”.

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 Source: Collegedunia


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