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Mother And Son Graduate Together

  From a humble beginning in Qeledamu, Labasa, Yeshuma Reddy was a proud mother yesterday after she graduated alongside her son. Ms Reddy graduated with a Masters of Commerce in
24 Mar 2016 09:00
Mother And Son Graduate Together
Yasumala Reddy graduated with Master of Commerce in Management and Public Administration with son Presley Paritesh Lal graduated with Bachelor of Commerce yesterday.Photo:VILIMONI VAGANALAU.

 

From a humble beginning in Qeledamu, Labasa, Yeshuma Reddy was a proud mother yesterday after she graduated alongside her son.

Ms Reddy graduated with a Masters of Commerce in Management and Public Administration at the University of the South Pacific’s graduation ceremony at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

She successfully completed her studies while her son, Presley Lal, graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Functioning System.

“Today is one of the proudest moments for me as a mother; to graduate with my son is just a rewarding experience. I am glad that we have managed to successfully complete our studies,” Ms Reddy said.

“I was brought up in a struggling family in Labasa; my father was the sole breadwinner of our family later he got sick and was bed ridden. Life was not easy when I was young, but to achieve this is just an honour and privilege.

“I want to encourage mothers and young women that the sky is the limit. If I can do it, than I believe that any woman can achieve greater things in life. It’s all about not giving up and good time management.

“The only way to make our husband and children proud is through education. Today, I can see the joy in my husband’s face when I walked up the podium to receive my certificate,” she said.

Her son, former student of Rishkul Sanatan College in Nasinu, 24 –year-old Presley, thanked his parents for their upbringing.

“My parents were always emphasising on the importance of education. I am here today not because of my own hard work, but my parent’s support; it’s an honour to graduate alongside my mentor,” Presley said.

“This is a story and experience that live on forever; we have raised the bar of our family status and this is a legacy that lives on in our family.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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