Visually impaired woman named Perak youth icon


A BLIND woman who completed her bachelor’s degree and is now pursuing her master’s degree at USM has been named a Perak youth icon, Makkal Osai reported.

Maha Vidhya Arumugam, 28, has a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and is now in her last semester of a master’s programme in human resources. Having lost her parents at just five years old, she has succeeded this far with the support of her relatives.

Her achievement is inspiring for the community, especially the youth, and the state government is arranging for her to be hired under the state secretariat once she completes her studies, according to the report.

State exco member and Sungkai assemblyman A. Sivanesan recently provided RM5,000 in education assistance to Maha Vidhya to help her in her studies.

Sivanesan said Maha Vidhya would also be given the chance to speak to primary and secondary school students as a motivational speaker to share her experience.

MSU Shah Alam medical student Yuvashini Marimuthu, Quest University Ipoh student M. Sharvanesh and University of Cyberjaya medical student Shamala Shri Devadass also received a total of RM20,000 in educational assistance from the Perak state.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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