In 2014 she survived a near-death experience.
Kalidass Mani, a farmworker, said Shrdha “is an inspiration to everyone and a very strong girl.”
Mr Mani said he knew her family and how they struggled after she was diagnosed with a heart defect in 2008. Shrdha was in year two then.
“She is a fighter. Others may have given up after what she went through. But not Shrdha,” he said.
Ravi Chand, her school principal, said Shrdha was among the students who never gave up.
“She has inspired the students and the teachers with her excellent performance and is tackling her challenges very well,” he said.
Shrdha said her battle was not over yet, but she was not allowing it to slow her down.
She has some breathing issues and she still fights to tackle the challenge and to become an inspiration to others.
Shrdha’s experience has motivated her to become a cardiologist to treat people like her and to show them that nothing is impossible.
Shrdha topped the Fiji Year 12 Certificate Examination last year and she is looking forward to top this year and become the dux at her school.
Edited by Naisa Koroi