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Top Awardees Say Cadet Training Will Help Achieve Their Dreams

Top Awardees Say Cadet Training Will Help Achieve Their Dreams
Best Cadet winner Amanda Arivu receives her award from the Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu. during the passing-out parade on August 9, 2018. Photos: RFMF Media Cell
August 11
10:26 2018

A spiring pilot, Amanda Arivu from the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea believes that cadet training will help her in achieving her goals in life.

The international student was awarded the Best Cadet Award at St Vincent College, Natovi, Tailevu, passing-out parade on Thursday.

Arivu, 18, said that she was honoured and happy to win the award and would like her juniors to follow her footsteps and set examples for others.

“I am thankful to God, my parents, teachers, staff and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces instructors for giving me an opportunity to become a better person, and I urge my juniors to follow my footsteps and become better students,” she said.

“To be away from home and winning an award like this is a blessing and I urge all international students to participate in such training as it will help shape up their lives into the future.

“These drills for the past 10 days have really helped me a lot in achieving my goals in becoming a pilot in the future,” she said.

Ms Arivu said for her personally, cadet training has improved her listening skills.

“It is not only an extra- curricular activity, but it also helps us with our academic subjects as well because our listening skills are very important in our studies,” she said.

Headboy sets an example

Meanwhile, the college headboy who scooped the Baton of Honour Award and Parade Commander, Nabete Manuele, thanked God for blessing him with the achievement.

The Nataleira native aspires to become a commander in the army and the cadet passing-out parade has set that platform.

“I felt excited especially when the 10 days of hard work came to an end. I am honoured to be chosen the Parade Commander, especially after joining the school two years ago.

“After I finish from here I want to become a commander in the RFMF one day. The cadet training over the past two weeks has really helped me work towards achieving my goals and dreams of becoming a commander,” he said.

Nabete, 18, said cadetship was a lesson where discipline was taught to students therefore, if the opportunity arises, his advice to other students is to take the opportunity because discipline and obedience can take a person far in life.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra


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