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Ravinesh Ram, 24, Takes Baton Of Honour Award

The 24-year-old from Waiqele, Labasa was the recipient of the Baton of Honour award handed to him by the Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Major General (Ret’d) Iowane Naivalurua.
25 Apr 2019 11:09
Ravinesh Ram, 24, Takes Baton Of Honour Award
Baton of Honour recipent Ravinesh Ram with his family after the passing-out parade on April 24, 2019. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

After undergoing 15 weeks of intense training at the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) Academy, Ravinesh Raviksh Ram stood proud during the passing-out Parade at the Naboro Corrections Complex yesterday.

The 24-year-old from Waiqele, Labasa was the recipient of the Baton of Honour award handed to him by the Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Major General (Ret’d) Iowane Naivalurua.

An award presented to the outstanding student during the officer’s basic training, Mr Ram was overwhelmed and honoured to receive such a prestigious award.

“It was a special moment for me as I never expected to receive the Baton of Honour Award,” said Mr Ram

“I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity to come through this 15 weeks of training, my parents for supporting and encouraging me to go for this training and also the Commissioner for accepting my application.”

Being the first from his family to be part of the Fiji Corrections Service Academy training, it was always his dream to become an officer.

“I want to thank my commander and his team for training me and to the rest of my platoon members.”

Mr Ram shared his experience on the challenges he faced during the intense skills training that has changed him to be the person he is now.

Fiji Corrections Service passing-out parade on April 24, 2019. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Fiji Corrections Service passing-out parade on April 24, 2019. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

The Waiqele lad encourages and motivates other young people of his age not to be afraid of trying new things and face challenges as they come.

Moreover, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Defense, Major General (Ret’d) Iowane Naivalurua congratulated the 63 new officers and highlighted the important role that the graduates will now take on.

The new recruits were told to take on the new responsibility with pride and honour.

“You would have fully appreciated the role that you play in the life of a fellow Fijian who has fallen on the wrong side of the law and is under your care – who like you also has a purpose and aspirations to fulfill,” said Mr Naivalurua.

Mr Naivalurua encouraged the new officers to be the ambassadors of peace and patriotism and aspire to ensure that the rule of law and human rights of all people are respected at all times.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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