SRINAGAR, SEP 28: In a moment of pride and inspiration for the entire Kashmir, Shah Arifeen, a determined young woman hailing from Saloora in Anantnag, has achieved a significant milestone by cracking the prestigious National Defence Academy (NDA) examinations.
The daughter of Mohd Irfan Shah, Shah Arifeen’s remarkable journey from a small town to the doors of the NDA has become a shining example of dedication and perseverance.
Shah Arifeen’s educational journey began at Public High School Saloora, where she completed her matriculation. Initially, her aspirations revolved around pursuing a career in medicine, and she was diligently preparing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). However, destiny had a different plan for her.
It was a conversation with one of her father’s friends that introduced her to the National Defence Academy. At that time, Arifeen’s focus was firmly fixed on becoming a doctor, and the NDA was an unfamiliar concept to her. Determined to explore this new opportunity, she turned to the most reliable source in the digital age – Google. After researching extensively and understanding the challenges and opportunities that the NDA presented, Shah Arifeen made a life-changing decision.
Undeterred by the fact that she was starting from scratch, Shah Arifeen embarked on her NDA preparation journey with unwavering commitment. She burnt the midnight oil, spending countless hours studying, practising, and honing the skills required for the demanding exams. Her dedication and hard work soon began to bear fruit.
Today, as the news of her success spreads throughout Saloora and beyond, there is an overwhelming sense of joy and pride in the community. Shah Arifeen’s achievement is not only a testament to her own determination but also serves as an inspiration for other young girls in the region who dare to dream big.
Speaking about her future aspirations, Shah Arifeen expressed her strong desire to serve her country and its people. Her journey from aspiring doctor to aspiring officer in the armed forces exemplifies the power of perseverance, self-belief, and the willingness to explore new horizons.
Shah Arifeen’s remarkable story underscores the importance of encouragement and support from friends, family, and the community in nurturing talent and ambition. As she sets her sights on the NDA, she carries with her the dreams and hopes of an entire community, all cheering for her success on this new and exciting path.