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More Fijians Bound For India

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has allocated confirmed scholarships for 30 Fijians and five for Tuvalu islanders. This was confirmed by the High Commission of India’s Indian Cultural
17 Jul 2015 10:05
More Fijians Bound For India
High Commission of India’s Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Suva director, Kishan Lal Kanojia.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has allocated confirmed scholarships for 30 Fijians and five for Tuvalu islanders.

This was confirmed by the High Commission of India’s Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Suva director, Kishan Lal Kanojia, to the Fiji Sun yesterday.

He said every year students were awarded scholarships and many Fijian students had benefited from this ICCR scholarship.

“Once a scholar completes his or her course, they return and seek jobs in the local market and thus, further, contribute towards the Fijian economy growth,” Mr Kanojia said.

He said every graduate was an expert in his or her field of study.

“Education in India is very competitive and those scholars who will be getting opportunities to study in India are requested to work hard and excel in their studies.”

He said studying in India had its own perks.

“Arrival and settling in stage may be nostalgic; however, the benefit scholars get in the long run is admirable,” Mr Kanojia said.

“Obstacles are there, but at the same time it is a way to a brighter future.”

To those scholars who are currently studying in India, Mr Kanojia advises them to work hard towards academic achievements.

“You are the chosen ones who have been given these awards. It is your rightful duty to do justice to the scholarship.”

Fiji’s High Commissioner to India, Yogesh Karan, said ICCR, through the government of India, had been providing these scholarships for decades.

“It provided an opportunity to those who are underprivileged as well as to those who wanted to study in India,” Mr Karan said.

“I am pleased that the number of scholarships have been increased.”

He said a country’s greatest asset were its people and the Fijian graduates from India were our future.

Mr Karan said the Commission had very little problems when dealing with student issues.

“The only few concerns that I have are when students fail subjects and have to repeat,” Mr Karan said.

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