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Dux Ranjita Sad Parents Not There

Ranjita Mala, although elated, was somewhat sad because her parents could not witness her receiving the Dux Award at the Pundit Shreedhar Maharaj College prizegiving ceremony in Wainibokasi yesterday. “I
21 Nov 2015 14:27
Dux Ranjita Sad  Parents Not There
Bijendra Prasad, PT Shreedhar Maharaj College dux Ranjita Manila, Deputy High Commissioner/Trade Commissioner Amanda Vercoe, school principal Praveen Chand and Head Boy Kartik Prasad during the school’s prize giving ceremony at Wainibokasi yesterday. PHOTO JONA KONATACI.

Ranjita Mala, although elated, was somewhat sad because her parents could not witness her receiving the Dux Award at the Pundit Shreedhar Maharaj College prizegiving ceremony in Wainibokasi yesterday.

“I lost my mother a long time ago and my father couldn’t make it to the prizegiving due to an illness; only my guardian is present,” Ranjita said.

“I miss my mother so much; her death had an impact in my life because it was like I lost everything, then I realised that the only way to overcome my sorrow is to be strong and study hard for the sake of my mother and family; I know my mother is watching over me and she is proud.

“I want to thank my family, teachers and friends for their support,”Mala said.

She said she wanted to become a nurse in the future and she’d make sure to work hard towards achieving it.

Guardian Bijendra Prasad said Ranjita’s achievement did not come as a surprise because she was a hard working girl and time was precious to her.

 

High school important for

student development

Chief guest, the New Zealand Deputy High Commissioner/Trade Commissioner, Amanda Vercoe, told students and parents high school was important in students’ development.

She said it was a formative period in a person’s development and it was important for students to make the most of the opportunities that school offered both inside and outside the classroom.

“Education is a broad concept- academic achievement is important but it’s the broader package of the experience that makes up school life that is even more important.

“What’s important is that you’ve got a whole lot of skills and experience behind you, which you’ve gained here at your school; no matter what you decide to do, you’ll always refer back to things you learned here from the teachers and friends you made,” she said.

Ms Vercoe also encouraged students to regularly participate in the NZ High Commission-organised annual essay competition.

“For the past six years the high commission has been organising essay competitions for secondary schools around Fiji and has awarded a number of students for their hard work and dedication.

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