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Veera the LAWYER

Postby Trini Hookah » October 23rd, 2011, 2:03 am

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AG to present girl born without arms to the bar next Friday

By Innis Francis innis.francis@trinidadexpress.com
Story Created: Oct 21, 2011 at 11:48 PM ECT
Story Updated: Oct 21, 2011 at 11:48 PM ECT
Veera Bhajan, who was born without arms but overcame all obstacles to earn a law degree, is now employed with the Office of the Attorney General.
And Attorney General Anand Ramlogan will be in court when she is called to the bar at the Hall of Justice, Port of Spain, next Friday.
Ramlogan announced this during an address to celebrants who attended the Divali Nagar in Chaguanas Thursday night.
Bhajan was honoured at the function.
Ramlogan said: "Veera is a personal inspiration to me. It is an accomplishment for a human being with no arms to pass through all levels of schools to become a lawyer. She is a shining example and role model for our youths. She appeared on Facebook and asked me to present her to the bar to become a lawyer. And I humbly accepted," Ramlogan said.
Bhajan, who is employed at the Central Authority at the AG's office, said she deals with extradition matters and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
Bhajan said she was excited that Ramlogan had agreed to present her to the bar following which she can practise as an attorney and appear in court to represent clients.
"I am enjoying all that is happening for me so far. It is indeed an honour and privilege. I am looking towards having a successful career," she told the Express on Thursday night while challenging others to step up "despite obstacles in their way".
She gave this advice: "Always believe in yourself, have faith in God and never give up. With self belief and confidence nothing is impossible."
In 2009, Bhajan was awarded the Express Individual of the Year Award and in 2004, earned the Express Youth of the Year award.
The nation first got to know Bhajan when still an infant.
Learning to live without arms, Bhajan, of Cacandee Road, Felicity, was enrolled at the Princess Elizabeth School for the differently abled, but excelled at academics and was transferred to the Felicity Hindu primary school.
There she astounded teachers, and secured a place at the St Augustine Girls' High School, going on to obtain full CXC passes and distinctions at the Advanced-Level examinations.
She graduated with her Bachelors of Law degree from the University of the West Indies last year, after studying at the Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, where her mother stayed, to be her hands. Her every word was written with her toes.
Along the way, Bhajan, who received a State scholarship to pursue her studies, was awarded the Hummingbird Silver medal in 2005.
In his address at Divali Nagar, Ramlogan noted that the Divali celebrations were taking place during a State of Emergency.
He said, "In our country today, Divali is celebrated under the State of Emergency with curfew in most areas. But it is pointed out that if there is one thing that the Government has done and if there is one signal we have sent, is that we have built a new jail.
"We have signalled to the criminals, we have made space for you and at the same time we have places like the Divali Nagar to change your life."
Ramlogan said the Government stands committed "to assert vigorously the rights of the State of Emergency "against those who wish to jeopardise the interest of the State and the public's interest".
Ramlogan said he will act with compassion in appropriate cases in the interest of justice.
"The State of Emergency will come to an end and rest assured we have to deal with the post-State of Emergency period," Ramlogan added.

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Re: Veera the LAWYER

Postby ~Vēġó~ » October 23rd, 2011, 3:02 am

WOW, good going.....

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Postby shake d livin wake d dead » October 23rd, 2011, 7:39 am

she has my respect......

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Postby hydroep » October 23rd, 2011, 8:05 am

Remarkable woman.

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Postby VexXx Dogg » October 23rd, 2011, 8:50 am

This young woman is an inspiration to the entire nation.

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Postby AllTrac » October 23rd, 2011, 9:05 am

most deserving

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Re: Veera the LAWYER

Postby Bacon » October 23rd, 2011, 10:20 am

I remembered when she got the scholarship...

Very well done....an inspiration to all....

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Re: Veera the LAWYER

Postby De Dragon » October 23rd, 2011, 12:20 pm

Yet the youths would quicker emulate Kartel,Mavadarse etc.

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Postby K74T » October 23rd, 2011, 12:35 pm

AllTrac wrote:most deserving


indeed.

Congratulations and best of luck to her :)

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Re: Veera the LAWYER

Postby S_2NR » October 23rd, 2011, 12:38 pm

Well done.

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Re: Veera the LAWYER

Postby Back2Studio » October 23rd, 2011, 12:49 pm

Would proudly shake her hand if I could. Outstanding this woman is.

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Postby AllTrac » October 23rd, 2011, 1:15 pm

Back2Studio wrote:Would proudly shake her hand if I could. Outstanding this woman is.



you sir, are an arsehole :lol: :lol:

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Postby ismithx » October 23rd, 2011, 1:41 pm

AllTrac wrote:
Back2Studio wrote:Would proudly shake her hand if I could. Outstanding this woman is.



you sir, are an arsehole :lol: :lol:


I think you misunderstand him, AllTrac

congrats to her, remember hearing about her from when i was a lil yute!

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Postby Dizzy28 » October 23rd, 2011, 1:56 pm

Inspiring to say the least. Makes you wonder then about all the supposed underprivileged who cry down themselves.

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Postby Rooki3 » October 23rd, 2011, 2:15 pm

congratulation, imagine it have ppl born almost perfect, but they prefer to use their hands to rob & kill

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Postby DuAL StaR » October 23rd, 2011, 3:01 pm

Rooki3 wrote:congratulation, imagine it have ppl born almost perfect, but they prefer to use their hands to rob & kill



actually a couple mths ago veera her self was rob by a mentally disturbed in trinidadian.... but this goes to show hard work always pays

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Postby V2NR 3.0 » October 23rd, 2011, 3:32 pm

I would really like to meet this young lady - this is truly and inspiration

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Re: Veera the LAWYER

Postby Zed Sqd » October 23rd, 2011, 3:39 pm

I goin to make copies of the article in the papers and hand it to all dem lazy able-bodied bums who does be asking me for a dollar, ESPECIALLY those with their children at the malls..."Yuh want what?...here watch dis.".
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Re: Veera the LAWYER

Postby shogun » October 23rd, 2011, 3:45 pm

Bacon wrote:I remembered when she got the scholarship...



Yup. i had no doubt she'd do it.
All youth should take note.

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Postby Scoobert Bauce » October 23rd, 2011, 9:13 pm

nice...

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Postby <=xjemler=> » October 24th, 2011, 7:57 am

An inspiration to all.

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Postby Kongorealm » October 24th, 2011, 8:54 am

zedsqd wrote:I goin to make copies of the article in the papers and hand it to all dem lazy able-bodied bums who does be asking me for a dollar, ESPECIALLY those with their children at the malls..."Yuh want what?...here watch dis.".


You are assuming that they can read?

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Postby Zed Sqd » October 24th, 2011, 9:12 am

If they can't, they will see the picture as well!

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Postby AllTrac » October 24th, 2011, 10:03 am

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Postby cinco » October 24th, 2011, 10:05 am

<=xjemler=> wrote:Image
An inspiration to all.

yes it is

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Postby silvyrsurfyr » October 24th, 2011, 10:10 am

Bacon wrote:I remembered when she got the scholarship...

Very well done....an inspiration to all....

One of the more deserving PNM scholarship!!!

Thursday 30th August, 2007

Veera gets her scholarship

Govt also pays for mom during Cave Hill stay
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With all eyes on her, Veera Bhajan, centre, smiles as she chats with Minister of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs Joan Yuille-Williams, left. Looking on are Bhajan’s mother Ramdai, right, chairman of the Airports Authority Linus Rogers and Deputy Permanent Secretary Diane Rutherford (partially hidden). Photo: Shirley Bahadur

What she gets

Veera Bhajan gets promised Govt scholarship.
It covers the cost of books, living expenses, accommodation.
It will also cover expenses of her mother.
She will study law at UWI’s Cave Hill campus in Barbados.
By Urvashi Tiwari-Roopnarine

Veera Bhajan—who was born without arms—has received the scholarship promised to her by Prime Minister Patrick Manning in 2004.

Yesterday, during the graduation ceremony for the Women in Harmony Programme at Queen’s Hall, Port-of-Spain, Minister of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs Joan Yuille-Williams presented Bhajan and nine other scholarship recipients with cheques.

The Government, Yuille-Williams said, would cover the cost of Bhajan’s accommodation, living expenses and books for her course of study at UWI’s Cave Hill campus in Barbados.

“Because of her special needs, you would agree...Veera needs a caretaker. We have chosen to go beyond the call of duty and sponsor accommodation for her mother to accompany her during her stay,” the minister said.

Bhajan gained media attention in 1995, as a six-year-old determined to succeed.

The country marvelled at her exceptional academic accomplishments...after all it is not very often one comes across a scholar who writes with her toes.

T&T followed Bhajan’s success story as she blossomed from a little girl to a graceful young woman, soon to be a lawyer.

Yuille-Williams described the 18-year-old as an inspiration to all, having excelled at Common Entrance, passing for St Augustine Girls’ High School, receiving the Humming Bird Silver medal in August 2005, then being accepted to pursue law at the University of the West Indies last year.

A Guardian report in 2004 had quoted Manning as saying Bhajan would be able to study for any number of degrees she desired.

Yesterday, Manning kept good on his 2004 commitment to sponsor her education up to and including tertiary level.

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Re: Veera the LAWYER

Postby foss » October 24th, 2011, 10:22 am

now i feel like i wasted life.

thanks

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Postby AllTrac » October 24th, 2011, 10:25 am

foss wrote:now i feel like i wasted life.

thanks



same here, now i have a sense of guilt when i use my hands for masturbation :(

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Re: Veera the LAWYER

Postby aspsounds » October 24th, 2011, 10:26 am

AllTrac wrote:
foss wrote:now i feel like i wasted life.

thanks



same here, now i have a sense of guilt when i use my hands for masturbation :(



y?...i dont

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Re: Veera the LAWYER

Postby AllTrac » October 24th, 2011, 10:42 am

because im sure if she had my hands she would of probably used it to end world hunger or something :( i use it for self gratification..... *sob*

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