PMB’s Mrs India SA finalist

2015-07-08 06:00
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Riona Rajkumar will represent        Pietermaritzburg at the Mrs India South Africa finals at Sibaya Casino and is one of 15 finalists.

PHOTO: supplied Riona Rajkumar will represent Pietermaritzburg at the Mrs India South Africa finals at Sibaya Casino and is one of 15 finalists.

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RIONA Rajkumar (28) will represent Pietermaritzburg at the Mrs India South Africa finals at Sibaya­ Casino on 15 August and is one of 15 finalists.

Rajkumar matriculated from Kharina Secondary School.

She is an investment specialist at Nedbank and recently completed her MBA. She is married and has a three-year-old son.

Rajkumar said she has always enjoyed participating in pageants and began when she was in high school and won Miss India Midlands in 2007.

“This pageant gives us the ability to continue to express our creativity even though we are married,” she said.

Rajkumar said that it has been a remarkable journey of self-discovery.

“Being a finalist created a gateway of opportunities as I became more recognised in society as a woman with purpose and am able to add value to the lives of many. Many women experience difficulties and challenges and simply lending an ear and a helping hand can make a significant difference.

“I am humbled to have had the opportunity in the various arenas of community and charitable service. My preparation for the pageant was not a journey I made alone. My friends, family and other groups support my cause for making a difference in the community and it offered me a greater appreciation of self,” said Rajkumar.

She is involved in community work in Pietermaritzburg and works with a non-profit organisation in Tongaat - Vishwa Shakti.

She has also started her own project called Sunshine which encompasses all programmes aimed at creating light, hope, love and compassion to all.

“My message to all women, men, children and the elderly, is that our future­ is determined by how well we live in the present and the choices we make today.

“It is important to make your dreams a reality and by making an investment in your health, education and personal well-being,” said Rajkumar

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