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Aunty Was My Source Of Inspiration: Shainya

  Junior Dux winner Shainya Kumar said she thanked God for her faithful guardian who treated her like a daughter to produce the best in her aspirations for a good
24 Nov 2016 11:00
Aunty Was My Source Of Inspiration: Shainya
Labasa Sangam College Junior Dux Shainya Kumar with her mother, Sunila Devi, father Ailesh Kumar, aunty beside her Sashi Reshma, borther Ryan Kumar and grandmother Bishma Wati after the prize giving in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

 

Junior Dux winner Shainya Kumar said she thanked God for her faithful guardian who treated her like a daughter to produce the best in her aspirations for a good education.

“My aunty, Sashi Reshma (41), had treated me like her daughter and always supported in my extra curriculum activities,” Shainya said.

Shaiya walked away with the Year 10 Junior Dux prize yesterday during the prizegiving for Labasa Sangam College at the school in Labasa.

“My parents are rice farmers living at Muanidevo in Dreketi, outside Labasa Town,” Shainya said.

“Unlike other stories that we hear from friends where they are forced to do housework or treated cruelly by relatives while staying in their house, I never had those experiences.”

Shainya’s aunt Ms Reshma with tears in her eyes said coming from a rice farming background she understood the struggles Shainya’s parents were facing and she promised herself to live up to their expectations.

Shainya’s mother, Sunila Devi said she was thankful to her sister in-law and proud of her daughter for proving that it was worth it sending her to Labasa to get an education.

“My husband and I while working in the rice field always pray to God to bless and protect our children and we are so happy that Shainya was able to achieve her goal,” Ms Devi said.

Shainya, who aspires to become a doctor, scored 628 out of 700.

She always received the Best Orator’s prize.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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