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More Fijians Complete Undergrad Degrees In India

More Fijians Complete  Undergrad Degrees In India
Naksheema Ali and Mayuri Ben. Photo: Wati Talebula
April 20
11:00 2017

The writer is a Fiji Sun journalist who has just completed her undergraduate degree in Bangalore, India.

Just two weeks ago, five Fijians completed their undergraduate degrees from India’s Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies (AIGS) affiliated with Bangalore University, India.

This week, three more Fijians graduated from the same institution.

Leaving the comfort of their homes to pursue their dreams to a foreign place is not always an easy journey.

But Tuesday’s graduation paid off for Naksheema Shareen Ali, Mayuri Ben and Manveer Singh.

From left: Naksheema Ali, Manveer Singh and Mayuri Ben. Photo: Wati Talebula

From left: Naksheema Ali, Manveer Singh and Mayuri Ben. Photo: Wati Talebula

 

Ms Ben graduated with Bachelor of Computer Application. She is from Varadoli in Ba and a former Xavier student.

Mr Singh graduated with Bachelor of Computer Application. He is from Lautoka and a former Tilak High School student.

Ms Shareen Ali graduated with Bachelor of Computer Application. She is from Drasa, Lautoka and a former Tilak High School student.

The trio dedicated their achievements to their parents who, from the start, believed that this day would be coming.

Naksheema Ali said over the past three years adapting was challenge.

“During our stay in Bangalore we had faced lots of challenges like change in environment, living standards and especially the type of food,” Ms Ali said.

“Being far away from home taught me how to live an independent life, learning to sacrifice our luxurious life and being away from family members.

“I would like to thank the almighty Allah for giving me the strength and power to overcome all odds throughout the three years.”

She paid tribute to her father, who took leave without pay just witness her moment.

“I thank my parents Mr and MrsNaseem Ali, relatives, friends and well-wishes for their great support and encouragement.

“I salute my dad for his presence during my graduation. He took leave without pay to attend. He has always been a pillar of strength to me.”

Mayuri Ben thanked the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) for giving her the opportunity to achieve her goal.

“Today I have achieved a milestone in my life,” she said.

“This achievement is dedicated to my parents. This opportunity has taught me a lot of positive things.

“Though my parents were not here today I am grateful to them for all that they have done for me,” she said.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has been supportive of me throughout my three years here and not forgetting my friends from India and other countries who have helped me in this journey.”

All three studied under the ICCR Scholarship programme.

Edited by Ranoba Boa

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