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Scholarships To Study In India Excite Recipients

Scholarships To Study In India Excite Recipients
From left: Scholarship department’s Yogen Kumar, Director of Swami Vivekanand Cultural Centre (SVCC) Omprakash Bharti, Khemendra Kamal Kumar, Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal, Asneet Sagar, Subashni Lata Kumar and Indian High Commission Head of Chancery Anil Sharma. Photo: Indian High Commission
August 14
11:00 2018

Three recipients of scholarships to study at tertiary institutes in India were excited when they received their tickets from the Indian High Commission at the Life Insurance Corporation India (LICI) building in Suva last Thursday.

Recipient Asneet Sagar, 24, said it was his dream. Mr Sagar, 24, who completed a De­gree in Engineering in University of the South Pacific, has been working as engineer at the Water Authority of Fiji.

“I have applied three times for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations before and this year my luck was on my side to finally get the chance to go to India,” he said.

He will now ben studying a Masters in Elec­trical at Technological University Dehli, In­dia, for two years.

“I feel so happy and fortunate to get the scholarship because I was giving up al­ready,” he said.

“I would like to thank my parents for al­ways believing in me and encouraging me not to give up,” he said.

“I will work hard so that I can come back after I complete my studies to serve my coun­try”.

The other two recipients, married couple – Khemendra Kamal Kumar and Subhashni Lata Kumar – said they were extremely ex­cited to go and study their PhD in Mysore together.

“We feel good and fortunate to get scholar­ship to study in India”.

Ms Kumar has the chance to study PhD in Hindi while Mr Kumar will study a PhD in English and Literature at the University of Mysore, Bengaluru.

Their courses will be for four years.

“PhD is a different kind of journey,” said Mr Kumar.

The couple said they will return to work here when they complete their studies

Mr Sagar left last Saturday while Mr and Mrs Kumar will be leaving early next month.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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