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Ram Targets International Oratory Competition

Year Nine Student Aditvi Ram focuses on international stage after winning Northern oratory and Hindi Diwa competition.   Teenager Aditvi Ram of Waiqele Secondary School is confident of taking out
26 Sep 2016 08:00
Ram Targets International Oratory Competition
Aditvi Ram (middle) is confifent with her spoils after winning the Northern Oratory and Hindi Diwas earlier this month. Photo: SUPPLIED.

Year Nine Student Aditvi Ram focuses on international stage after winning Northern oratory and Hindi Diwa competition.

 

Teenager Aditvi Ram of Waiqele Secondary School is confident of taking out the International Ramayana Conference oratory competition in October.

This after walking away with the Northern Oratory and Hindi Diwa contest earlier this month in Labasa.

The Year Nine student will be representing the North at the meet and is honoured to represent the division.

“I am honoured to be representing the North and I am confident that I will win,” Ms Ram said.

“I am preparing well. Apart from the daily lessons from my teacher, I also spend time reading the Ramayana to have a deeper and better understanding of the Hindi language.

“It is good to have a positive mental attitude and that is what I am doing, at the same time I am working hard towards it.”

Meanwhile, Hindi speaking students have been urged by the Ministry of Education to make a habit of reading the Ramayana as it will help them conserve their language.

In an earlier interview with the senior education officer Secondary in Hindi Ramesh Chand said children were showing less interest in reading their holy book.

“In Fiji, there is a lot of Ramayana Mandali where we recite the Ramayana, but it is only the elderly who go there, and the children do not come to these important gatherings,” Mr Chand said.

“It is our duty as parents to encourage them to go so that in the future, our language and culture does not get lost.

“If we do not take the steps now we might regret it later and we (the ministry of education) are doing our best to encourage more students to take up interest in learning Hindi.”

Ms Ram will be competing against representatives from other divisions in the country.

The International Ramayana Conference will be held on November 14 to 15 in Suva.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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