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RESPECT! Gujarat girl with 80% vision loss makes it to prestigious IIM

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:51 -- geeta.nair

Even her 80% vision loss could not refrain her from achieving dreams as her rock solid willpower and determination stood far above her partial disability. 

21-year-old Prachi Sukhwani, who lost 80 per cent of her vision in class III, has cracked the Common Admission Test (CAT) in 2016 that too with whopping 98.55 percentile - a test, considered one of the toughest for pursuing MBA.

As reported by the Times of India, Prachi is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student at Maharaja Sayajirao University's Faculty of Commerce. She is suffering from macular dystrophy, a form of rare and genetic eye disorder that gradually causes loss of vision affecting the retina.

"My short term goal is to join a company, preferably a multinational one. 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," TOI quoted Prachi as saying.

Coming from a simple middle class family, Prachi's father Suresh Sukhwani owns a garment business while her mother Kanchan is a home maker. Prachi has got calls from the top three IIMs, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Kolkata.

"I have been associated with the BBA programme since its inception in 1993. But this is one of the proudest moments. Prachi deserves special applause for her success despite all odds. Her success is an inspiration for everybody," TOI quoted professor Sharad Bansal, dean of Faculty of Commerce, as saying.


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