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Five More Fijians Graduate From India

Five More Fijians Graduate From India
From left: Tuvere Kabakaba Cegudrau, Upal Patel, Harnesh Raman, Shivam Kartik Goundar and Rinesh Sharma. Photo: Supplied
May 02
11:00 2018

Five more Fijian students have graduated from India under the Indian Council for Cul­tural Relations Scholarship.

The five are Tuvere Kabakaba Ceg­udrau, Upal Patel, Harnesh Raman, Shivam Kartik Goundar and Rinesh Sharma.

They thank everyone who have been part of their journey, espe­cially the Indian High Commission for giving them the opportunity to achieve their dreams so far.

Mr Cegudrau, 36, who hails from Bua, graduated with a Bachelor in Computer Application. He dedicat­ed his achievement to his family.

“When I first arrived in India it was tough because I had to get used to the lifestyle here. I feel happy and I thank the Lord for this achieve­ment. The sacrifice of leaving my family behind especially my wife and children has paid off,” he said.

“India is recognised in the field of Information Technology and to be given the opportunity to study here was a great privilege. The three years I have been here has taught me a lot.”

Mr Sharma, 25, is from Lautoka and graduated with a Bachelor in computer science engineering from the Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology in Andhra Pradesh, India.

“Receiving my certificate feels like one of the biggest and most valu­able achievements so far in my life. I dedicate my achievements to my parents. They were the pillars who were supportive in every situation. Without them, I wouldn’t have at­tained all that I’ve achieved and be the man I am today,” the former Na­tabua High School student said.

“Life in India was challenging. Some challenges were extreme heat, pollution, population and change in food. To overcome this I had to un­derstand how the system in India works and then I had to improvise to make life as a whole comfortable and enjoyable.”

Mr Raman, 24, graduated with a Bachelor in Computer Application from Jawaharlal Technological Uni­versity Anantapur. He said his par­ents have always been his motivat­ing factor in life.

“Graduating from university is a unique experience. It’s a time to be excited and sad, but in the end, I am more confident about my future and feel proud about it. I dedicate my achievement to my parents,” the Nadi lad said. They will return home some time this month.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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