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Lodoni Day Marked

Members of the Ratu Kadavulevu School Old Scholars Association (RKSOSA) are planning to open their headquarter in Suva. This was revealed yesterday during the Lodoni Day celebration at Ratu Sukuna
04 Oct 2015 10:32
Lodoni Day Marked
Ratu Kadavulevu School Old Scholars Association members during their meet at Ratu Sukuna Memorial School yesterday. pic.....RAMA

Members of the Ratu Kadavulevu School Old Scholars Association (RKSOSA) are planning to open their headquarter in Suva.

This was revealed yesterday during the Lodoni Day celebration at Ratu Sukuna Memorial School in Nabua.

It was a joyous day of reunion for old scholars because they reminisce and discuss plans about their association and the school.

Association president Alivereti Yaya said: “Londoni Day is for those who are and were educated at Ratu Kadavulevu School.

“This is an annual function for old scholars where we come and meet to recall the days of the past and to contribute funds for development purposes for the school.

“This event means meeting and knowing each other better,” he said.

Mr Yaya said the old scholars had been meeting since 1945.

“At the moment we are trying to build a headquarters for RKS students so we are contributing funds for developing a property for RKS old scholars in Suva.”

He said they planned to collect $100,000.

Meanwhile, Levaci Beitaki, 83, was the oldest ex-scholar at the event.

Mai Lodoni Mai, the RKSOB Forum online says Mr Levaci was headboy from 1946 to 1948.

“I first came into RKS in 1946 and during that time, it was called Provincial School Eastern, Mr Beitaki said.

He said during that time, only students from Tailevu, Lomaiviti and Ra attended the school.

In 1948 the school name was changed to Ratu Kadavulevu School.

“Being part of this celebration means unity of the old boys and I find it useful it brings us together,” he said.

“I am part of this event every year and I happy to meet the old scholars.”

Mr Beitaki said during his time, students were very hard working, obeyed and respected their teachers.

“Over the years a lot of changes have taken place in RKS and also academically,” Mr Beitaki said.

Another old scholar, Reverend Semesa Sereicocoko said: “I joined RKS in 1965 and four years later I graduated with a Certificate in Agriculture.

“I join the workforce then, but now I have been church minister for last 30 years and I was posted back to RKS in 2007 as the church chaplin,” he said.

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