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LDS Primary Dux dreams to become top surgeon

LDS Primary Dux dreams to become top surgeon
LDS Pimary School dux Lawrence Laksh Nathan (fourth from left), with family members after the prizegiving ceremony on November 8, 2018. Photo: Swashna Chand
November 09
14:40 2018

Lawrence Nathan dreams to be a top surgeon in Fiji. And he is on his way to do so after he received the LDS Primary School dux award yesterday.

The award left the 11-year-old emotional.

“My career choice requires me to get good marks so that I can be qualified, so I am just working hard every day to fulfil my wishes,” he said.

Lawrence thanked his parents, grandparents and family for helping and supporting him.

“I would like to also thank my teachers for instilling in me good values and knowledge. I dedicate my success to my grandfather who was my first teacher and also to my whole family and not forgetting my brother and sister.”

Lawrence took the Maths, Elementary, Social, English and Health Science prizes.

He said over the year, he had to prove some people wrong.

“I accepted the challenge and I have made it without any doubts,” said Mr Nathan.

Lawrence said that his motivation was his uncle, Shane Sen, because everybody used to say he was like him and he was always there for him.

Mr Sen who came for his nephew’s special day said: “I have been part of the family for quite some time now and I have always seen Lawrence as a small kid coming by.

“Lawrence has developed into a very smart young man.

Mr Sen said that he was happy to be a role model for him.

“I used to play football back in the days and he loves football as well so he used to play with me,” he said.

“I bought him a new pair of boots as his present for getting the dux award.”

Mother, Sarita Nathan said: “My son is the first born and he has set an example for his younger siblings.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa


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