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Science Dux Shavneet eyes dream home for family

He acknowledges parents for unending support.   Shavneet Prasad, Science Dux of Labasa Sangam College, is confident that he will one day build a dream home for his family at
24 Nov 2016 11:00
Science Dux Shavneet eyes dream home for family
Labasa Sangam College Science Dux Shavneet Prasad with chief guest Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea, father Suran Prasad, mother Reena Devi and borther Navneel Prasad. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

He acknowledges parents for unending support.

 

Shavneet Prasad, Science Dux of Labasa Sangam College, is confident that he will one day build a dream home for his family at Nabekavu in Labasa.

The 18-year-old believes education is the key to everything in life.

“I know that through education I can lift the living standard for my family and nothing can stop me reaching my goal,” Shavneet said.

“We are living in a wooden house and my father, Suran Prasad, a sugarcane farmer, is the sole breadwinner of the family.

“We are three siblings in the family and living quite far from Labasa Town.

“However, my parents had never made us felt insecure or regret of small things in life. I am grateful to be part of a wonderful family who is very supportive.

“I believe that through parents’ blessings we can reach greater heights in life and this is what had led me through a long way.”

The aspiring engineer scored 359 out of 400.

His mother, Reena Prasad, 42, was the proudest mother yesterday because Shavneet was the first in the family to get a dux award.

“Shavneet himself was very surprised to get the dux award because he was facing a tough competition with another classmate,” Mrs Prasad said.

“My husband and I continued to pray for him and encouraged him saying that sky was the limit.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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