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Miss India South Africa KZN 2014

MISS INDIA SOUTH AFRICA KWA-ZULU NATAL 2014

Date : 2nd August 2014

Venue: Durban Jewish Centre

The Miss India South Africa Pageant is an Innovative Leadership Programme designed to help young ladies develop their strong qualities whilst affording them the opportunity to Showcase their talents.

Finalists will be flown to Gauteng to participate in the National Pageant which will be held at the Lyric Theatre , Gold Reef City, on the 30th of August.  The winner of that Pageant will go abroad to represent South Africa at the Miss India Worldwide Pageant.

Finalists

 

Alycea Naidoo

Alycea Naidoo

 

 

 

 

 

“Embracing your true self radiates a natural beauty that cannot be diluted or ignored. Confident, powerful, untameable, badass you! ” Steve Maraboli .

I think it is of utmost importance you have an idea of who Alycea Naidoo really is.

I am a 20 year old, 2nd year student at the university of Kwa-Zulu Natal whom is studying towards BSc Degree with a double major in Chemistry (Chemistry and Biochemistry). I stem down from a close-knit family whom I believe have played a vital role in making me the confident young lady that I am today. I have always had an immense passion for Indian dancing and started my dancing career at a very young age. Dancing is my passion as well as my profession. I have been trained by many perfectionists and with that I have done many on stage productions. I am a firm believer of balancing my academic career and hobbies, as I still believe that education is the most important aspect of my life.

I’m also spiritually inclined as I am a Balvikas graduate after 9 years of education in spirituality and human values. I would describe myself has an intellectual, respectful and daring young lady whose life is filled with new experiences and challenges on a regular basis. I believe that “if it’s to be it’s up to me”. I view the Miss SA India pageant has an incredible platform to help empower young women out there and in still courage and confidence in them to achieve their goals in life. For I believe that no matter whom you are or where you come from we are all one and have the ability to strive for success. As this is my first time entering in a pageant, I’m hopeful that this will lead to greater heights in the future.

Aarthi Mowbeth

Aarthi Mowbeth

 

 

 

 

 

There’s so much I would like to tell you about: my experiences,support system,achievements,my lessons,motto’s in life, and everything that made me who I am today,but for now,I would like to give you an idea who Aarthi Mowbeth really is.I come from beautiful close knit family and community where culture and education is of utmost importance.

Having completed my diploma in human resources,I am presently furthering my studies completing my bachelors degree in education,I am hardworking, determined an confident yet humble and always simplistic in everything I do.My love for children has led me to do charity work at the St Monica’s homes for the past 2 years.
One of my goals is to open an organisation to help underprivileged children an abused women,I would like to give them the gift of hope an love.
This passion of helping others has been etched in me from a young age,with a flair for fashion an designer gear,I can describe myself as simple,reserved,caring and a respectful person.
I’m someone that treasures every relationship with my peers,elders,friends and members of the community.My interests are modelling,fashion,cooking,music and dance.

My future plans are to travel more,experience sky driving,reach self-fulfillment and help children with special needs on professional level while still maintaining my simplicity.

I believe that the miss India South Africa Kzn pageant will be a great experience for me and serve as a platform to carry out my goals in helping others and empowering youth as well as gaining exposure in the fashion and modelling industry.
It is also important for every individual to no they worth and believe in themselves…..I know I do
I believe that if failure faces you,don’t give up….step up and try again.

Aurielle Naicker

Aurielle Naicker

 

 

 

 

 

“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.”- Steve Maraboli.

Greetings!  My name is Aurielle Naicker. I am a 20 year old 1st year IT Software Development student at Varsity College tertiary institution Westville. My passion for modelling and culture has brought me thus far and has enabled me the honour of being a contestant in Miss India S.A 2014. I am a former beauty queen (Miss eThekwini 2011/2012). This pageant has always been a dream of mine and I know I can be a great ambassador. I have modelled for many prestigious events such as the Durban July and the Balito bridal fair. I intend on showcasing my best talent and my modelling as well as pageantry experience along with my cultural background to be worthy of being Miss India S.A KZN. Charity is very close to my heart and I intend on using the title along with the youth organisations I work with to shape the future of our country which is the youth of today and to eradicate substance abuse in our community. My hobbies are reading and I enjoy sports and walks along Durban’s beautiful shores. I am creative, adventurous, articulate, helpful and kind and a very ambitious young lady.

My motto is that with “unity through diversity”, we can shape a better tomorrow; we all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret the things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and future.

I would like to thank Mr Farook khan (owner of Miss India S.A pageant) and Mrs Preetha and kamisha (co-ordinator) for the honour of being a contestant in this pageant and to my fellow contestants all the best and God Bless.

Celeste Jimmyns

Celeste Jimmyns

 

 

 

 

 

“No matter what you are faced with, no matter what the circumstances, no matter how many times you face turmoil and pain, get up, dust your feet and push on. Use each experience, whether good or bad as a point of learning and understanding.” –Celeste Jimmyns

Hailing from Bluff, Durban, I am a 22 year old who is proud to be an Indian female residing in South Africa.

I am currently furthering my studies in Information Technology and work as an I.T Technician at PC Training and Business College, whom I would also like to thank, for so generously sponsoring this column for me.

Raised by an amazing father and a beautiful older sister, I was taught from childhood that a woman must be a strong, independent individual; one who can stand on their own two feet and be ready for any situation that may suddenly be thrown in their direction.

I was also taught that whatever trouble you get yourself into, you need to face the consequences and find a way to get yourself out of it. These morals & values have helped cultivate me into the determined, level headed young woman I am today. I may not be perfect, however, I am grateful for each experience life brings my way as it builds character and has moulded me into a better and stronger person.

I enjoy setting and working towards goals for myself in all aspects of life. A positive attitude, motivation and determination   are my enabling factors for my  daily routine of work, gym and studies. I also enjoy a spending time with my friends and family and am adventurous and passionate about living life to the fullest.

My main motto in life is: “Life is a roller coaster… enjoy the ride!”

Keshika Jadoo

Keshika Jadoo

 

 

 

 

 

An extroverted, eloquent, independent, witty, versatile individual with poise and an insatiable determination to excel, is what defines me. I am an omnist but I am firmly rooted within the roots of my religion. My motto is a quote by our dearest Tata Madiba: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  I have endured many struggles and it has only made me become a more stronger person and I am thankful for such experiences.  I believe that education is the key to all successes, hence I am an active participant in promoting the importance of education amongst the youth and I am also currently involved in the Khar rhi gude campaign that is aimed at providing basic education amongst adults. I am involved in teaching those with hearing difficulties.

I believe that being an inspiration and making a difference is not about your popularity or your status, it’s not about your beauty or the clothes you wear, but it’s all about who you are, your personality, your humility, your morals and your INDIVIDUALITY.

My passion apart from law, is being a helping aid to those less fortunate. I spend most of my time in orphanages and old age homes. I am an active volunteer in charitable organisations including People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), which is an organization aimed at helping abused women and children. I was involved in memberships on campus and one of the most successful projects hosted by Students of Law and Social Justice was VI+, aimed at creating an awareness for the visually impaired on UKZN campuses.  My zest for helping others strengthened the person that I strived to become. Nothing makes me more content than putting a smile on the faces of those less fortunate.

I hold a LLB Hons degree and my goal is to make a difference. I believe that change and making a difference comes in smaller, less distinctive steps. Society, people and humanity is changing and it is so often that the little things in law, can create the biggest differences.

Being a part of the Miss India SA 2014, will help me live my dream which is to help the youth and young women to rise above all odds and conquer their dreams, by not just being an inspiration but also a friend.  No matter how hard it is, with the right determination and attitude, anything is possible.  It all start with YOU…if you can dream it you can certainly do it!  

Kimolia Moodley

Kimolia Moodley

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Kimolia Moodley. I am a 21 year old currently studying towards a LLB-LAW degree at the University Of South Africa.

Apart from my love of cooking, baking, music and fashion. I am a graduate of Bharatha Natyam Classical Dance.
I started my first steps in dance in 1998 at the age of 5 under the Manormani Dance Academy and since then, dance has been my true love.
Through dance, I’ve come to learn so much about dedication, discipline,concentration and hardwork.
It taught me that with hardwork, sincerity, ambition and a vision, anything is possible.

Coming from a rich cultural background, music and dance has naturally been instilled in me. Not only is it a way to de-stress and for means of enjoyment, but it also has become a way of life, teaching significant values and morals.

Other then my studies, dance and family time, I part time work at ooh lala boutique which allows me to interact with various kinds of people. I also believe that one should have a level of independency that this gives me.

I enjoy giving as much as I can to my community and the less fortunate therefore I’m strongly devoted to a Sai Centre that allows me a way to help others. These include feedings at the Cheshire Homes of disabled children, a program to help underprivileged kids with their homework at Palmiet Primary School, hampers and various others.

My entry into Miss India SA KZN is not about winning the title, the various prizes or gain popularity but rather to gain confidence and take myself to limits that I know that this pageant will take me to.

I’ve come to learn that pageants are not only about dresses, makeup, glits and glamour but also about the brains behind that and the beauty within.

Kirthi Nepaul

Kirthi Nepaul

 

 

 

 

 

“Don’t think out of the box , think like there is no box .”

This is a quote that I , Kirthi Nepaul from Port Shepstone , live by . I believe that possibilities are endless when you live your life with an open mind and daring to be different despite judgements being imposed onto you .

I am eighteen years old and I matriculated last year ( 2013 ) . My forthcoming plans are to study Dramatic Arts followed by Music in the year 2015 . The reasoning behind my gap year is strictly because of my intentions to participate in this extravagant Miss India SA Pageant , so that I can allow for my whole hearted attention and dedication to this pageant .

I have participated in the following :

  • Modelled at a variety show at age five .
  • Joined Gramoney’s Dance Academy at age seven and performed at several shows.
  • Joined Dance Academy taught by world renowned classical dancer , Pravika Nandkishore at age eleven .
  • Dance performance at a Holi show at age thirteen .
  • Modelled for a charity event to raise money for the Maha Vishnu Temple .
  • Served three years in the Rotary Interact Club .
  • Joined modelling classes by Mrs India Worldwide 2013 , Reshica Naicker.

As a strong- willed young woman who strives to be successful to all my endeavours , I believe that I am capable of upholding the qualities and responsibilities as a Miss India SA title holder .
“I am very humble , and I am very gracious and very grateful for everything that happens to me and about me and around me .” – Lil Wayne

Leah Singh

Leah Singh

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Leah Singh; I am 19 years old and is home-grown from the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal.  I had always been enthralled by the art of acting and committed myself to taking up Speech and Drama as an extra-curricular activity, during my schooling career.  Being on stage and performing infront of an audience granted me the courage and confidence to pursue a career that has fascinated me ever since I was a little girl, modelling.

I was given the opportunity to model at a fashion extravaganza, showcasing beautiful, exquisite ballgowns and evening wear designed by a local designer and I volunteered as a model to do a photoshoot for a young aspiring photographer.  I am currently working as an administration coordinator in a retail company yet my long term goal is to be a part of the media and advertising industry.

I am blessed to have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in a pageant for such a prestigious honourable award, Miss India SA.  Being the ambitious, bubbly, creative, dedicated, friendly, hardworking and outspoken young lady I am, I am wishing that at the outcome of this pageant, to reach out  and inspire those whom are less fortunate and do not have the means to or aren’t brave enough to achieve their goals in life.

The message I would like to pass across is that you don’t need a certain amount of wealth, a certain kind of beauty, or even materialistic things to accomplish your dreams and become a successful individual.  All that is needed is belief in yourself and in God.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  – Jeremiah 29:11

Leevashni Nicolene Naidoo

Leevashni Nicolene Naidoo

 

 

 

 

 

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

My name is Leevashni Nicolene Naidoo. I am an energetic 22 year old, BCom Honours student from the University of KwaZulu Natal – Westville Campus. One of my greatest attributes is having the ability to motivate individuals towards the actualization of their potential. My parents are helping professionals who work arduously in empowering individuals and communities so it is only natural for my DNA to predispose me towards community involvement. Hence I have always involved myself in projects that uplift our communities. I’m passionate about making a difference in our beautiful country South Africa and the world. When I’m involved in any project, I persevere until my goals are reached and my dedication results in positive outcomes.

My passion is fuelled by a driving force within me that positively impacts everything I am involved in. I feel contentment in knowing that I have helped others accomplish their goals as well as accomplishing mine. A hobby that I’m fanatical about is cooking. I enjoy being in the kitchen surrounded by food. At the tender age of 19, I was a cook idol finalist at the good food and wine show along with many talented individuals, such as our current master chef, Deena Naidoo. The enjoyment and fun it brings always encourages me to aim towards greater culinary heights.  My other hobbies include belly dancing, reading, swimming and keeping fanatically fit. I believe that it is essential for everybody to maintain a balance in all aspects of life so that they can enjoy a better quality of life.

I am always ready to take on a new challenge as I see it as a window of opportunity to mould myself into an individual displaying exemplary  qualities.  I believe in possibilities instead of impossibilities, in the ability to create the world around you, with pure intentions, imagination and will. It’s amazing how much you can do when you feel like you’ve got nothing to lose but the world to gain.

Lerisha Naidoo

Lerisha Naidoo

 

 

 

 

 

My motto: “in order to succeed, your desires for success should be greater that your desires for failure” – Bill Cosby

I am 23 years old and currently doing my honours in accounting at Varsity College Westville and University of South Africa.

My hobbies are drawing, snorkeling and singing. I realised I have a potential to sing at a young age. My inspiration is Shreya Ghoshal, I think she has an amazing voice.

I believe that education is vital for young woman to become independent and liberated with no limitations in life. I think woman should aim for success and not perfection.

I have been around people that have belittled my ambitions and goals and I have learnt to associate myself with great people that will encourage me to become the best that I can be.

Once I am a Chartered Account I want to open my own business. My main goals in life is to financially help woman further their education if they have the enthusiasm to do so. I would like to see young woman become successful. I want l to help Public Benefit Organisations and give back to my community and those that have helped me through my journey life. I have a soft heart for orphans and will want to adopt a child one day and make a difference in his or her life.

Priyanka Naidoo

Priyanka Naidoo

 

 

 

 

 

“THERE IS NO PASSION TO BE FOUND PLAYING SMALL –

IN SETTLING FOR A LIFE THAT IS LESS THAN THE ONE YOU

ARE CAPABLE OF LIVING”.  MADIBA

Vivacious! Feisty! Bewitching! Sassy! & A Hopeless Romantic!! That’s me Priyanka Naidoo 18.  I play in different fields; I love & have excelled in sport, music, reading, baking cupcakes and Dance! Dance!! Dance!!!

I matriculated at the Sathya Sai School and embrace the 5 Human Values of Sai:

Truth, Right Action, Peace, Love and Non-ViolenceThe essence of Sathya Sai Education in Human values is based on 3HV; Head, Heart and Hands. The thoughts, words and deeds of an individual should be in perfect harmony. I am proud to state that I have lived up to my school’s motto: “The End of Education is Character”; this has cemented the foundation for my studies towards my degree in Neuro Psychology.

There’s nothing more glamorous than a women who carries herself with class!

The Miss India SA Pageant is a perfect platform for me to realise my dream of opening my own Dance Studio/Finishing School.  My goal is to pass as many disadvantaged children through the doors of my Dance Studio/Finishing School as I possibly can.  I truly believe that character is what you do for people that can do nothing for you.

I love to Dream, live to Create and hope to Inspire!

I am honoured to be part of the Miss India SA KZN Pageant and wish all my fellow contestants well… let’s just embrace this moment!

Robyn Emily John

Robyn Emily John

 

 

 

 

 

Too many young people have addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like truth, justice and love – Cornel West.

At the tender age of 20, my achievements are negligible, and it has been too brief a time to have made any indelible mark on society. However, that has not inhibited my ability to try. I am a tenacious, fun- loving youngster, steeled by my unwavering faith in God, moral consciousness and cemented value systems.

I am an aviation and law student that works full time for Telkom Business; which helps to fund my dreams. My ultimate aspiration is to become a fulltime airline pilot, towards which end I have almost completed my first license. I believe that this accomplishment will be a statement for both Indian women, and women in South Africa as a whole; entering a predominantly male industry.

Having an old fashioned streak, I believe too, that women are an essential part of the happiness, upkeep, discipline and holistic wellbeing of the home; whilst still maintaining their roles as equal yet submissive partners.  The eternal principles of love, truth, honour, respect and hard work within relationships are what I believe should be restored for sanity to prevail in our narcissistic society.

So whilst I might not be able to cure cancer, resolve the Middle East crisis or save the rhino, I believe a pageant like this will help me showcase the victory of a born free generation in a liberated South Africa; a new breed of Indian female, oozing timeless, ethnic value systems, yet without racial or cultural prejudice. The catalyst for change in the transformed life of an individual. To that end, I endeavour to be the incendiary device that moves others to light their own fires of hope, truth and love.

Ruzelle Ganesan

Ruzelle Ganesan

 

 

 

 

 

It is a privilege to introduce myself. I am Ruzelle Ganesan. A 21 year old from Morningside, KwaZulu Natal. I am currently a 4th year B Education degree student at Embury Institute for Teacher Education. I aspire to complete my Honour’s in Inclusive Education next year. I am a strong believer in the late Nelson Mandela’s saying: ” Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Growing up I had an an immense passion for fashion, modelling and dancing. I have previously participated in local pageants and many fashion shows. So being apart of Miss India South Africa is a dream come true as it is an opportunity for me to showcase my passions.
If I had to describe myself in five words… friendly, hardworking, loving, strong- minded & ambitious. I have grown to be daring and I’m not afraid of challenges. I am someone who can relate to anyone from various walks of life because of the exposure I have experienced growing up. I was raised by the influence of two strong woman whom have molded me and taught me many valuable life lessons. I regard my grandmother and my mum as my inspiration and role models.
I am a very modern young lady and I do strive for independence but I have a great balance with my culture and traditions. I regularly observe my fasts and prayers as I believe this spiritual connection is what brings harmony into our modern lifestyle. I strongly believe in woman empowerment. ” There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” Woman need to be encouraged and never forget that they can achieve anything their heart desires. We are such valuable members of society!
My motto is: ” Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” – unknown. You simply never know what you can achieve until you try.
My advice to all woman: ” Always remember you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think & twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.” – Christopher Robin.
To all the stunning participants, I would like to wish everyone all the best for the pageant.

Shenise Pillay

Shenise Pillay

 

 

 

 

 

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer and You.

My name is Shenise Pillay, 21 years old with a passion for singing and modelling,I have been singing from the tender age of 4, I started of at Bethesda worship Centre  Church when i took the stage, when I was 11 I  won the kzn talent competition and won a recording contract we’re I recorded My first Cd, “Listen 2my Prayer”, My Moment was when I performed at the Nelson mandela 90th birthday celebration and the fifa 2010 pre-opening ceremony, I am currently the Lead dancer and choreographer of the well known Dance group “BWC”. My Exciting Moments was being crowned “Miss Phoenix” 2013,in which my reign ends in August 2014,My goal is to encourage abused women and children all over the world that being urself is the most beautiful person you can ever be.

I am most Certain that the Miss India Sa Pageant is a great platform for young girls to pursue their modelling careers and encourage the younger generation to reach for the stars.

I want to wish all my fellow contestants all the best.

Shenise : I am nothing without God and I thank him for all that he has done for me. A special thank you to my Parents for all their support and guidance through everything. My talent are my Thing but Jesus is my King 😀

Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, submit to him in all your ways and he shall direct your path.

Shivona Naidoo

Shivona Naidoo

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Shivona Naidoo. I am a 21 year old student currently working towards a Business Science honours degree in Finance at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. I am greatly inspired by Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I was fortunate enough to attend Westville Girls’ High School, and worked consistently and diligently to matriculate with 9 distinctions.

From a young age I have developed an interest in the entertainment industry, mainly in the areas of acting and dancing. I pursued this interest from the age of 9 by taking up modern Bollywood dancing, and then venturing into Bharatanatyam. In 2008, I had the opportunity to travel to Madras, India to learn and perform Bharatanatyam and folk dances. Recently, I performed as one of the main characters in a political play. One of the most rewarding and humbling experiences was being able to use my talent of dancing to help raise funds for various charities. I have also performed at weddings, political functions, dance shows, and many other events.

My greatest gratitude goes to my mother, who continues to encourage and support me throughout all my endeavours. The great example that she has set as a role model has helped me develop into the confident, compassionate and strong individual that I am today. I believe that with hard work and determination, it is possible to achieve your goals and dreams, no matter what they may be. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up” – Nelson Mandela.

Sohana Premchund

Sohana Premchund

 

 

 

 

 

True beauty is a woman being imperfectly perfect in her own skin, True beauty emanates from ones soul and reflects through character.

Namaste, Vannakum and As salaam alaikum, I am Sohana Premchund, My aim in life is clearly defined through my culture values & chosen career path. My interests are: Reading, Dancing, Modeling, Meeting people of diverse backgrounds, Traveling, Nature, wildlife and Gyming.

I was registered for the JSE Liberty life challenge where I’ve learnt to think creatively and act rapidly with awareness of the impact our actions have on our environment and fellow human beings. I graduated as a Nurse/HIV counselor from ABH Nursing College. I’m currently employed by National Renal Care at Saint Augustine Hospital as a Dialysis Practitioner. I find ease in communicating with people of diverse backgrounds because my career allows me to. Being awarded “The most compassionate nurse” I believe that my purpose in life is to heal with courage and to make a difference to the many people I interact with.

I was successful in passing the Dharma Prathama Hindi Studies and began dancing and modeling at a young age. Memorable moments are; Being crowned Miss Barbie, Modeling for fashion interns, Modeling garments for retail stores, Entering Miss India KZN 2008. I’ve danced in many different events and areas of Durban. Miss India SA has always been my dream. I’m a helpful, Confident, Ambitious, Hardworking woman who believes that every woman should strive to be nothing less than her best. I enjoy challenges and have a sense of responsibility and values that I treasure. I’m presentable, An outstanding representative and determined in all that I do. My current project is a fund raising project for a school for the hearing impaired in Durban, I give out food parcels to those in need on a monthly basis, Knowing that I’ve made an impact on someones life makes me feel blessed.

My advice to everyone this evening is: Your presence is a present to this world, do ordinary things in an extraordinary way and don’t forget how special you are.

Sureka Amikachander

Sureka Amikachander

 

 

 

 

 

Sureka Amikachander- A motivated, poised and ambitious 18 year old young woman.

I currently reside in the blissful and serene suburb of Westville. Growing up as the only daughter of a small, close-knit family who have continuously supported me, I have been moulded into the humble, dynamic and yet extremely hard-working young woman I am today.

Being a Bachelor of Science student and qualified First Aider, I have always had the long term dream of becoming a paediatrician and serving my country. I believe that every child has the right to a happy, healthy life as children are the future leaders of this world that we live in.

Aside from being an academic, modelling, professional bollywood dancing, forum discussion, indoor soccer and tennis has enabled me to live a well balanced life. I began modelling from a young age, meeting and sharing the stage with contestants from around the country, ultimately forming bonds and friendships that I would cherish forever.

Modelling and being a part of a world where I am able to give back to not only my community, but thousands of destitute and the underprivileged gives me a sense of joy and satisfaction. Culture and religion play a vital role in my life, as I believe an individual has to be both mentally and spiritually grounded. Being a devoted Hindu, I will forever follow in the words of Sri Shirdi Baba:” What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get”.

I believe that the Miss India SA KZN pageant provides a platform which can help me empower and motivate the youth of our country. Setting an example and ultimately being an ambassador to whom not only my community can look up to, but as well as my country will help me make a change. I believe in myself and the power of my inner strength. I believe I have the strength to make a change.

Yashoda Naidoo

Yashoda Naidoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

An unknown author once said “the things we take for granted, someone else is praying for”.

In life I have been taught by friends, family and religious beliefs that everything comes to those who deserve it and that it should never be taken for granted for time is a fickle matter. These teachings have shaped my life making me a person who is honest, hard working, respectful, independent and someone who always sees the brighter side of darker times. I am a 19 year old student at the University of South Africa pursuing my dream of becoming a teacher in the hope to help the youth of tomorrow as I have been, by the teachers of today.

I have a passion for dance, music and art, as I have always been a creative and imaginative person. I enjoy cycling by the beach, deep sea diving and spending time with children who have strengthened my resolve to become a teacher. I also enjoy modelling, new and exciting adventures and most of all spending time with my friends and family whom I can’t live without. The qualities and morale’s I live my life on are honesty, kindness, forgiveness and a belief that we are all brought into this world to make a difference. From religious beliefs I have learned that a person should always possess these 5 aspects, namely faith, love, hope, belief and trust.

I also believe that as a young woman of today we should remember all that has been sacrificed for us, and use that as building blocks for a brighter future. “Don’t be a beggar of love, be a donor of love, beautiful people are not always good, but good people are always beautiful. “