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Maraia Follows In Mother’s Footsteps

Newly-inducted headgirl of Shree Guru Nanak Khalsa Primary School in Labasa is proud to be following in her mother’s footsteps. 12-year-old Maraia Wainibalagi said her mother was a headgirl of
22 Feb 2017 11:27
Maraia Follows In Mother’s Footsteps
Shree Guru Nanak Khalsa Primary School headboy Sahil Kumar and headgirl Maraia Wainibalagi after the induction in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

Newly-inducted headgirl of Shree Guru Nanak Khalsa Primary School in Labasa is proud to be following in her mother’s footsteps.

12-year-old Maraia Wainibalagi said her mother was a headgirl of Ballantine Memorial School at Delainavesi in Suva.

“When I was the deputy headgirl last year, my mother used to recall her school days and how she made her family proud when she was the headgirl,” the eldest of four siblings said.

“Since then I felt motivated and prayed to God to please help me so that I won’t put my parents’ hopes down.”

“I would like to thank the teachers for choosing me to be the head of 528 students from Year One to Year Eight,” the aspiring health inspector said.

Maraia who is from Nakorotari lives in Labasa said the induction ceremony and speech by the principal was an eye-opener for the road ahead.

“By listening to the chief guest, the principal of Shree Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Dhirendra Lal, I have learnt what kind of qualities and styles a leader should have,” she said.

Meanwhile, Sahil Kumar, the newlyinducted headboy said his aim was to lead the student council of 50 prefects through the assistance of the prefects’ co-ordinator, Kenesi Usavere.

“It would be challenging to control students since we are a primary school and we are still at a growing stage.”


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