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Gujarat student finds her way to top USP award

All the way from Gujarat, In­dia, Jeshika Solanki was one of three students who were awarded the University of the South Pacific vice chancellor and president’s all-rounder prize. During her
22 Mar 2018 11:08
Gujarat student finds her way to top USP award
Jeshika Solanki with her brother Raj Solanki (from left), father Vijay Kumar Solanki, mother Rita Solanki and sister Yasika Solanki. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua

All the way from Gujarat, In­dia, Jeshika Solanki was one of three students who were awarded the University of the South Pacific vice chancellor and president’s all-rounder prize.

During her first year at the USP Ms Solanki said she was totally lost.

She has completed her Bachelor in Netcentric Computing.

“I am from India and having to adapt to the lifestyle here was a challenge because the way I was brought up back home is different from how the Pacific people live,” Ms Solanki said.

“I was fortunate to be associated with such welcoming and humble people.”

Ms Solanki and her family moved to Fiji seven years ago when her dad secured a job here.

She felt humbled and honoured to receive such an award and couldn’t express her excitement.

“I have associated myself with many activities in school and en­joyed it very much,” she said.

Ms Solanki represented the uni­versity on a few occasions, which has really helped build her confi­dence in so many ways.

Ms Solanki now works at the School of Computing, Informa­tion and Mathematical Sciences under the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment as a teaching assistant.

She plans to pursue her Masters this year.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

Feedback: selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj

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