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Booth Dedicated To Ex-Teacher

It was an emotional day for Joytika Devi Singh’s family during the opening of the Labasa College student council service booth yesterday. The booth was built in memory of Joytika
30 Sep 2014 11:42
Booth Dedicated To Ex-Teacher
Onisimo Sina at the Magistrates Court in Lautoka on April 9, 2020. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

It was an emotional day for Joytika Devi Singh’s family during the opening of the Labasa College student council service booth yesterday.

The booth was built in memory of Joytika Singh who was brutally murdered by her husband in Vatuwaqa last year.

She was a former English teacher of Labasa College for eight years.

Joytika’s father, Narend Singh said Joytika dedicated her life and her profession towards excellence in education and her wish to accomplish her dreams for the betterment of the Fijian students.

“Since everything happened is God’s plan, we have missed Joytika very much as she was an intelligent child and never stopped there and she still was moving on to reach the climax point in her life,” Mr Singh said.

“Students, Joytika has left behind a great lesson and I hope you will make a determination in your career path to be the best person in life as she has shown to us. Never lose hope.”

Be the Change candidate Rohika Deo who was part of the event said the opening was a moment of reflection to see how far we had come in terms of eliminating violence against girls and women.

She said it was so prevalent in our society today to pick up the newspaper and see young people who have been killed.

“We hear of domestic violence against girls and women and it is so sad to hear this kind of incidents,” Ms Deo said.

“My message to the students present here this morning that we need to take responsibilities. Violence against girls and women is a human rights issue, it is not only the responsibility of women and girls but it is also the responsibility of boys and men to take the ownership of this problem.”

Meanwhile, school counsellor Dharnesh Raman said the service booth would be of great help to the students to do their school task.

“The room will be used for printing, photocopying and other materials needed for student’s assignments,” Mr Raman said.

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