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Mother In Tears As She Watches Son Receive Baton Of Honour

Mother In Tears As She Watches Son Receive Baton Of Honour
Baton of Honour receipient Alivereti Bulai Ravudi with family during the Fiji Corrections basic recruit course pass out parade on November 30, 2017.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.
December 01
11:00 2017

Rusila Temo Vosavakadua couldn’t hold back her tears as she watched her son receive the Baton of Honour during the Fiji Cor­rections Service passing out parade in Naboro yesterday.

Officer 73121 Alivereti Bulai Ravudi had gone through a lot of difficulties after falling in with the wrong drink­ing crowd after leaving school. But Ms Vosavakadua never lost hope that one day he would be something productive.

Mrs Vosavakadua said when he was recruited she told him to work hard because that was his chance to prove himself.

Before reporting to Naboro for his 13 weeks recruitment training, she told her son that everything was possible if he let the good Lord be his leader all the time.

“Today I’m here attending his pass­ing out parade as a proud mother and I thank the good Lord for hearing our prayers,” she said.

Mr Ravudi, 23, who hails from Na­korovou, Rewa said he would continue his plumbing profession at the Naboro Corrections Complex.

He starts next Tuesday

Before his recruitment Mr Ravudi had already got his plumbing certifi­cate from the Fiji National University (FNU) National Training and Produc­tivity Centre (NTPC) in Nasinu.

He said he was happy to receive the Baton of Honour after having worked hard for it.

Mr Ravudi thanked his instructors and the Commissioner of Corrections, Commander Francis Kean.

He said he would continue to work hard and the 13 weeks training had prepared him well to join the FCS fam­ily.

Mr Ravudi attended Lelean Memo­rial School till Year 13.

He spent one year at the University of the South Pacific (USP) before he switched and went to the Fiji National University’s National Training and Productivity Centre in Nasinu.

His instructors said over the 13-week course, Mr Ravudi had never missed any Physical Training (PT), was never on Excused Duty (ED) or Light Duty (LD).

His attitude and commitment to­wards training was outstanding, they said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa


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