Razia Muradi, an Afghan student at South Gujarat University in India, was awarded a gold medal for outstanding academic achievement. She is from Bamiyan, a province in central Afghanistan.
According to this brilliant student, the international community must take action against the Taliban. In an interview, she spoke extensively about Afghanistan’s Taliban government, its issues, and her requests to the international community.
Razia declared during her convocation that she was speaking on behalf of Afghan women who are still unable to attend school. She wants to show the Taliban administration that if given the chance, women can succeed. She stated her desire to return to VNSGU and repay the favour by assisting students in meeting their financial goals.
Her journey in India
Razia found it difficult to travel around India because the Covid-19 outbreak forced her studies to be completed online. During the convocation, Razia also received the Sharda Ambelal Desai Award. She had to overcome a number of challenges, including linguistic and cultural barriers. Nonetheless, her perseverance and diligence paid off, as she excelled on university exams and received 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.
Before enrolling in the VNSGU programme, Muradi worked as a humanitarian relief worker in Afghanistan and participated in drought response recovery project activities in Bamyan. However, when funding dried up in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, Muradi’s efforts became difficult. Muradi came to India to pursue a two-year MA degree, but she has been unable to complete it since the Taliban took over in August 2021.According to reports, 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.