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Chand Achieves Goal, Graduates With Degree In Journalism

Chand Achieves Goal, Graduates With Degree In Journalism
Swashna Chand (right), and a fellow graduate in Bangalore, India, on April 22, 2018.
April 23
14:27 2018

 

Swashna Chand of Suva had one goal in mind when she reached India to study under the Indian Coun­cil for Cultural Relations Scholarship (ICCR)

On Saturday she was able to fulfill after gradu­ating from Acharya Insti­tute of Graduate Studies (AIGS) in Bangalore with a degree in journalism.

AIGS is affiliated with Bangalore University. The former Jai Narayan College student said studying in India had taught her a lot.

“It feels amazing to graduate,” Ms Chand said.

Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies graduate Swashna Chand in Bangalore, India, on April 22, 2018.

Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies graduate Swashna Chand in Bangalore, India, on April 22, 2018.

“It’s like I have accom­plished one dream in life and it’s just the begin­ning of many.

“India has so many challenges.

“The first time I came to India I had culture shock, but as time went by I was able to adjust to all the things which were new to me.

“Classes in India is way different compared to Fiji. We had classes from Monday to Satur­day starting at 9am to 4pm which I had to ad­just because I wanted to be able to tackle all chal­lenges in life.”

The 21-year-old thanked the Indian High Commission for giving her the opportunity.

“I dedicate my achieve­ment to my parents be­cause they have support­ed me throughout my three years,” she said.

“As a student in India I have learned that eve­ryone is unique in their way. I met many foreign­ers in India and not for­getting I stayed with a girl from Cape Verde and was able to learn about her culture and traditions.

“I have learned that education will help and give a brighter future and people should never neglect studies.

“I am ready for all the challenges ahead of me and ready to practise whatever I have learned during my three years in In­dia.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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