Monica has been active in social work and public speaking since she was a child. Her first speech was to welcome the chief guest for the Independence Day function at school when she was seven years old. Monica entered into an arranged marriage at of 21 and became a mother at 22, during which time she completed her Masters in Economics and moved to Kenya.
For nine years in her first marriage, Monica was a silent victim of domestic violence. It was her courage and the support of her well educated family that helped her through it, which is why more than 20 years later, Monica still works hard to help victims of domestic violence, and is an active member of the ‘Domestic Violence Forum Jagriti Inc’ and ‘RaMon Helps Inc’.
An educator since 1994, Monica also served as vice-president of the Australia India Society of Victoria, the oldest Indian association in Australia, and the winner of the 2013 Bharatiya Pravasi Samman Award bestowed upon an Overseas Indian Association by the President of India.
Monica is also engaged in translating Australian history in Hindi for Indian listeners to help them connect with the country of their residence. In her capacity as chief operating officer at RaMon Consulting & Financial services, Monica also helps to support the migrant community.
Published in The Indian Sun/ Indian Sun person of the year