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CA EXAM Daughter of paan shop owner shines Attributes Success To Villagers’ Support

February 09, 2019 04:50 AM


Daughter of paan shop owner shines
Attributes Success To Villagers’ Support


It was not only Nimisha Patel’s day of glory, but also that of the entire Shihi village in Unjha taluka of Mehsana district in north Gujarat on Friday. The daughter of the owner of a paan shop in the village, secured the 10th rank in the country in the CA intermediate exam. An esctatic Nimisha, who scored 626 marks out of 800, said the credit went to all of the villagers.

Explaining how the village society contributed to building her career, Nimisha said, “Village elders namely, Ramesh, Kirti and Kalpesh Patel contributed towards my hostel and coaching fees. They told my father that my brother and I are his best investments.” Nimisha has been a bright student since childhood. She completed Class V at a school in the village and joined the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Vadnagar. She later studied at Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, staying in hostels. The topper says she will repay the villagers’ goodness by funding the education of other children of the village once she begins earning. Nimisha’s father Keshav, who started as a diamond polishing worker, was a contract farmer before he finally opened a small paan-cum-grocery shop in the village. He borrowed to pay for his children’s education as he believes education is be the only weapon to defeat poverty. His son is a civil engineer.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) declared the results of the Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC) or the intermediate (old and new) course. The Ahmedabad chapter posted a passing percentage of 23.91% in the old course and 39.09% in the new course. In the old course, another girl from Ahmedabad, Pinky Gupta, secured the 30th rank. The daughter of a furniture businessman, Pinky scored 410 out of 800 marks.

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