Schol winner continues to excel
Vanita K Dalipram has always been an exceptional student.
She graduated and participated as valedictorian of 2006 from Las Lomas Government Primary School and placed in the ‘Top 100’ for SEA. At Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College and now The University of the West Indies she continued to strive for excellence. She is now also an Open Scholarship winner.
Dalipram achieved distinctions at CAPE level in the subject areas of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, physics, chemistry, communication studies and Caribbean studies.
She is currently pursuing a BSc Petroleum Geoscience degree which only consists of a class of seventeen students at the university. Her concentrated areas include palaeontology and biostratigraphy, Introduction to Geology and Earth Sciences, Mathematics for Engineers, Information Technology for Engineers and applied chemistry.
Dalipram believes in working hard and is diligent and adamant as she pursues her passion relentlessly. She always says “losers make excuses and winners make it happen.
She gives credence to social mobility and meritocracy and affirms her individuality and independence. She breaches boundaries, rises above all challenges, exceeds limits and has a tremendous appetite for success. She is a balanced individual and always had time for family and friends as she postulates that relaxation and peace of mind enables focus and effectively channels energy. She is not a crammer and always ‘kept her eyes on the prize.’ Extensively, Dalipram placed in the top two per cent worldwide at The Australian Mathematics Olympiad 2010 and so obtained a Certificate of High Distinction. Additionally, she placed 11th in the Sargam Vocal and Theoretical exams on the Merit list 2008. Throughout high school she was an honour student and is a co-founder of the astronomy club at Lakshmi Girls. Also, she was a poet for the GIE Network.
Dalipram’s message is to make the most out of life, take advantage of opportunities, make sacrifices and do your best. Determination is fuel for success, anything is possible if you put your mind to it and do not be selfish, share your knowledge. She always helped younger students, passed down her notes and materials and assisted in any way possible. She expresses much gratitude to Anthony Ramdath who teaches chemistry and physics. He is like a godfather and life coach and has a significant impact and contribution to her life.
Dalipram is dynamic and multi-faceted as she enjoys modelling, aerobics, martial arts, photography, cosmetology and also has an immense appreciation for culture as she was Divali Queen 2011 and was an active participant in Ram Leela. Dalipram played an active role in her community by being involved in the Las Lomas Youth Group, additionally she was a yoga instructor for RBTT Young leaders 2010 and a participant of Caribbean Youth Science Forum (CYSF).