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Top Graduate Looks To Provide Best Service To Public

The University of Fiji’s best overall Bachelor of Medi­cine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate, Avneel Chan­dra, says he will now focus on pro­viding the best service for all Fiji­ans.
09 Dec 2018 13:11
Top Graduate Looks To Provide Best Service To Public
Avneel Chandra with family after The University of Fiji graduation at Saweni Campus in Lautoka on December 7, 2018. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

The University of Fiji’s best overall Bachelor of Medi­cine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate, Avneel Chan­dra, says he will now focus on pro­viding the best service for all Fiji­ans.

The 26-year-old made the comment during an interview with the Fiji Sun after receiving his MBBS de­gree during the university’s gradu­ation ceremony at Saweni Campus in Lautoka yesterday.

Apart from his degree, Mr Chan­dra was also awarded five gold med­als during the ceremony.

He said it was a happy moment for him because all his sacrifice, hard work, including being away from his family, had paid off.

“This has been a great six years for me because I have been away from home and I dedicate my achievements to my family and my grandparents, who are at home in Labasa,” Mr Chandra said.

“It is all of their hard work and sacrifices that kept me motivated and ensured that I stayed disci­plined and worked hard towards achieving what I have achieved to­day.”

He said the biggest challenge that he went through was seeing his par­ents in Labasa at least once or twice a year.

“This year I haven’t even been home, so I am looking forward now after my graduation,” he said.

Mr Chandra acknowledged his friends at the university for being his family away from home.

 

MEDALLISTS

  • Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and Health Services Best Graduate Overall – MBBS – Avneel Chandra
  • Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and Health Services Top Student – Basic Sciences – Neville Narayan
  • Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and Health Services Top Student – Clinical Sciences – Avneel Chandra
  • Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and Health Services Top Student – Internal Medicine – Avneel Chandra
  • Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and Health Services Top Student – Surgery – Avneel Chandra
  • Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and Health Services Top Student – Paediatrics – Avneel Chandra
  • Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and Health Services Top Student – Community Medicine – Haider Malik
  • Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and Health Services Top Student – Obstetrics and Gynaecology – Aresha Sundar

 

Edited by Epineri Vula

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