Dr Jeff Govender uploaded an inspirational video on Facebook recently, celebrating a brilliant student who had a long list of distinctions to her name.
Govender captioned the video:
“Super brilliant medical graduate – Dr Aliya Mukadam!! She should be celebrated!!”
Since the video was shared on social media, scores of people have congratulated Dr Mukadam.
It was filmed during the University of Pretoria Medical School's graduation. Mukadam's mom is the Head of the Radiology Department and was burtsing with pride when her daughter took the stage.
In the video, it's announced that her mother was asked to introduce her daughter, but she declines, saying she would be too emotional.
A seemingly endless list of accomplishments and distinctions are read out while Dr Mukadam thanks each and every one of her lectures on stage.
Zakiyyah Essat, a family friend, commented on Facebook:
“Our Aliya made it on Facebook after all. Lol, super proud of her. A young woman who was dedicated, hard working and has a heart of gold. We need more future Doctors like her. Alhamdurillah we are blessed to have her and her beautiful smile which lights up a room. Dr Aliyah Mukadam, daughter of Dr Ashraf and Dr Zarina Mukadam…”
Her sister, Sabeehah, also thanked everyone for their support:
“Immensely proud of my sister ❤️ Thank you all for the wishes! She appreciates it so much.”
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