India: ‘Witness’ reader wins scholarship

2008-07-21 00:00

HOWICK resident Shivani Mahabev is one of 17 South Africans selected to study in India, starting this year.

Before leaving on Sunday, Mahabev (18) said she grabbed the opportunity with both hands after reading about it in The Witness earlier in the year.

“I have always wanted to go to India and I never expected my dreams to come true so soon. I took a chance and it worked. I’m very excited, but I’m also really afraid. I come from a close-knit family and it will be my first time away from home,” she said.

This scholarship is sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in New Delhi and was open to both undergraduates and postgraduates.

Mahabev will study Psychology at Pune University and will be the first in her family to study abroad.

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