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Kennedy Quote Inspires Rishav

Newly-badged Natabua High School headboy Rishav Kar­tik Prasad is being inspired to take up his new role of leader­ship by the late American presi­dent John F Kennedy. And, in his
24 Feb 2018 15:16
Kennedy Quote Inspires Rishav
From left: Natabua High School headgirl Adi Nanise Naivalu, Divisional Education Officer Western Division Ratu Joseva Gavidi and headboy Rishav Kartik Prasad during the school’s prefects’ inductions on February 22,2018. Photo: Ravneel Sharma

Newly-badged Natabua High School headboy Rishav Kar­tik Prasad is being inspired to take up his new role of leader­ship by the late American presi­dent John F Kennedy.

And, in his speech to the school as­sembly on Thursday, Rishav echoed the full text of this famous Presi­dent Kennedy quote: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. One is the requisite of an­other; so to lead is to learn.”

Rishav, 18, recalled entering the school for the first time. He won­dered what it would be like to be the school’s headboy. It all became a reality on Thursday.

“Four years ago, when I sat in the hall to witness my first investiture ceremony in Natabua High School, I wondered what it would be like to be the one receiving the badge of a student leader,” Rishav said.

“Today (Thursday), I experienced it firsthand. It is a feeling of over­whelming joy and a profound sense of respect for this great honour with which I have been bestowed.”

Rishav, who is from the sugar city of Lautoka, is positive that he will lead the students to a higher stand­ard of both academic and sporting excellence.

“I know that at times the respon­sibilities of being student leaders may weigh heavily on our young shoulders. Sometimes at the ex­pense of our academic success but I am confident that in 2018, we will achieve yet higher,” Rishav said.

“In order to do so, we must all work together for efficiency and ef­fectiveness.”

Headgirl’s challenge

Natabua’s new headgirl is Adi Nanise Naivalu, 18, from Nacula, in the Yasawas.

She thanked the school for allow­ing her to be an integral part of the investiture ceremony on Thursday.

She said she was honoured to have been chosen from a group of dynamic young female students.

 

“To be given the opportunity to lead the student council this year, together with the headboy, will be an exciting yet challenging role,” Naninse said.

“Success requires team work and that involves both you and me,’’ she told the assembly.

“It is important to acknowledge that our success lies in drawing from each other’s strengths rather than overcoming challenges alone. And that applies to the whole school. We need each other.’’

This year Natabua inducted 140 prefects.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

HEAD PREFECTS

Headboy: Rishav Kartik Prasad

Headgirl: Adi Nanise Naivalu

Hostel headboy: Nitin Prasad

Hostel deputy headboys: Kameli Vunicagi and Orisi Amaraki

School deputy headboy: Roger McCaig and Moave Wailo

Deputy headgirls: Emmaline Ferguson and Rachel Nair

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