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For the love of her parents

She said her father had always been her inspiration. Monish Shivangani Lata from Belego, in Savusavu, said that she was happy and excited after graduating from the University of the
23 Mar 2018 11:00
For the love of her parents
Divesh Ram and Saras Wati with daughter Monish Shivangani Lata after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from USP on March 22, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua.

She said her father had always been her inspiration.

Monish Shivangani Lata from Belego, in Savusavu, said that she was happy and excited after graduating from the University of the South Pacific yesterday.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree course majoring in geography and education.

“I am proud that I have graduated because of my parents today,” Ms Lata said.

She said she had gone through a lot of difficulties.  At times there was no money to pay her  rent.

“I had to ask the landlord to give me some time for the payment of my rent,” she said.

Her parents are vegetable farmers in Savusavu.

“There are four sisters in my family. I am the eldest one graduating from the family,” she said.

She was emotional as she related her stories of her parents going through a lot of hardship while educating their three daughters at university level.

“Just because of my parents I have achieved what I wanted and this certificate is  dedicated to them (her parents),” she said with teary eyes.

She said her father had always been her inspiration.

Her father, Divesh Ram, said that he was proud and happy to witness her daughter’s graduation.

“I have faced a lot of difficulties while my daughters were in university and we stayed back home in Savusavu,’’ Mr Ram said.

‘’We supported them financially from Savusavu. Sometimes I was not able to pay her rent on time.

“I am thankful to the government offering TELS for the students to complete their studies as some parents are not able to afford to send their children to tertiary level  privately.”

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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