Prema Does Her Parents Proud

“Auto driver’s daughter tops nat’l CA exam,” so read the headline on the cover page of The Times of India, New Delhi edition, Wednesday, January 23, 2013. The news item is about a 24-year old girl, Prema Jayakumar, who topped the nationwide chartered accountancy examination scoring 607 out of 800 marks (75.88%), a remarkable feat. Many other news papers and e-papers on the internet also  carried the news of her success. 

Prema with her father (Photo Courtesy: The Hindu)

Prema with her father, Mr. Jayakumar Perumal (Photo Courtesy: The Hindu)

Prema hails from Malad, a suburb in Mumbai, India, where she lives with her parents and brother in a small one-roomed tenement in a chawl, a type of building. She has set an example for the youth of this nation that  one can, despite tremendous hardships, succeed with grit, determination and hard-work. She says, “If you are focused in life, nothing is unachievable. I was determined to complete my CA in first attempt.”  Prema has done her parents proud. 

Prema with her proud parents (Photo Courtesy: India Times)

Prema with her proud parents (Photo Courtesy: India Times)

She truly proves the point that I made earlier in one of my blog posts entitled ‘Hard-work Leads to Excellence‘. Check always whether your actions will lead you to your goal and you too will make your parents proud, as  did Prema.

She has been felicitated by many for her success, including the Governor of Maharashtra and the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu.

Prema being felicitated by Maharshtra Governor ( Photo Courtesy: Afternoon Voice, Mumbai)

Prema being felicitated by Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri K Sankaranarayanan                             ( Photo Courtesy: Afternoon Voice, Mumbai)

Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa handing over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to Prema (Photo Courtesy: The Hindu)

Prema receiving a cheque of Rs ten lakh from Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu,Ms.J.  Jayalalithaa                          (Photo Courtesy: The Hindu)

Prema being honoured by Indian bank with the job of  Manager (Photo Courtesy: Loksatta, Mumbai)

Prema being honoured by Indian bank with the job of Manager (Photo Courtesy: Loksatta, Mumbai)

“If you are focused in life, nothing is unachievable, ” reiterating these words of Prema Jayakumar, I sign off this blogpost congratulating Prema on her achievement. Bravo Prema; Well done. We are proud of you.  

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3 thoughts on “Prema Does Her Parents Proud

  1. Awesome sir.I also feel that the parents of such children must be feeling their heads high to be blessed with such children who prove the values given by their parents and their hard work by excelling.’Ek pita/maa k liye isse badi koi baat ho hi nhi sakti ki unka bachcha unki nazaron me unse v bada ban gaya hai’……thank you sir for such an inspiring blog…keep guiding

    • When one’s decisions/actions are in accordance with the right understanding then one moves towards excellence. Right understanding can be developed through education and sanskar.

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