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Atishma Attributes Success To Govt Aid

Eighteen-year-old Atishma Devi who scooped the Dux award during the Votualevu College prizegiving ceremony in Nadi yesterday expressed her gratitude to the Government for coming to her family’s rescue. The
17 Nov 2016 11:00
Atishma Attributes Success To Govt Aid
Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Ranjeshni Kumar, Rashi Kumar, Dux Atishma Devi, Kushboo Verma and mum Anjila Devi at the Votualevu College prize giving ceremony in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Eighteen-year-old Atishma Devi who scooped the Dux award during the Votualevu College prizegiving ceremony in Nadi yesterday expressed her gratitude to the Government for coming to her family’s rescue.

The free bus fare and education scheme benefitted her and her family the most said Atishma.

Through this assistance, she said she was able to successfully complete her high school education with excellent results.

An emotional Atishma recalled her family’s humble life and said: “I am happy for what I have achieved today.”

Her mother, Anjula Prasad, was at the ceremony with her sisters to witness the proud occasion.

“I have been here on this stage collecting prizes since I started schooling here. I am glad to finish off as the Dux of the College,” she said.

She wishes to pursue her career in Commerce and Information Technology.

An emotional Mrs Prasad said: “I am happy for her achievements. She has done everyone proud.”

Mrs Prasad said she stayed awake with her daughter who spent long nights studying.

Atishma was the top scorer in the Fiji Year 12 Certificate Examinations. She attained 373 out of 400.

She scored the highest in computer science, 89, English, 92 and computer studies, 91.

She also received a token of appreciation from the Commerce Department and a Certificate of Appreciation for Senior Prefects 2016.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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