Razia Muradi, an Afghan woman studying at South Gujarat University, India, received a gold medal for outstanding academic performance. She comes from the central Afghan province of Bamiyan.
The world community must take action against the Taliban, according to this brilliant student. She spoke extensively in an interview with BBC on Afghanistan’s Taliban government, its issues, and her requests of the international world.
During her convocation, Razia declared that she was speaking on behalf of Afghan women who are still unable to attend school. According to her, she wants to show the Taliban administration that, given the chance, women can be successful. She expressed her desire to go back to VNSGU and repay the favour by assisting students in achieving their financial objectives.
Her journey in India
It was difficult for Razia to travel around India since lockdowns brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak forced her studies to be taken online. Razia also received the Sharda Ambelal Desai Award during the convocation. She had to overcome several obstacles, including linguistic and cultural ones. Yet her perseverance and diligence paid off, as she excelled on the university examinations and was awarded a gold medal for her degree.
In addition to being a personal triumph for Razia, her accomplishment represents a win for Afghan women’s rights to education and empowerment. Razia’s accomplishments send a strong message of optimism and advancement in a nation where girls’ education is suppressed or even forbidden.
Muradi worked as a humanitarian relief worker in Afghanistan and took part in drought response recovery project activities in Bamyan before enrolling in the programme at VNSGU. But, when funding dwindled in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, Muradi’s efforts ran into difficulties. Muradi arrived in India for a two-year MA degree, but she was unable to finish it since the Taliban took over in August 2021.
According to a Times of India report, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations has provided scholarships for about 14,000 Afghan students to study in India. Razia was also funded by the ICCR.
Muradi is now planning to pursue a Doctorate in public administration. She was unable to meet her family for the last three years, who still live in Afghanistan.
The tale of Razia emphasises the value of international cooperation and assistance for Afghan education. Support for Afghan students and scholars must continue regardless of the Taliban’s takeover and the ensuing instability. In order to improve Afghanistan’s future, education is a crucial instrument, and Razia’s achievement is proof of how education can change people’s lives.
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