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SWAMI VIVEKANANDA COLLEGE: Roshni Eyes Career In Medicine, Dev Opts To Be Computer Scientist

The Year 13 pure science student was badged as the head girl of Swami Vivekananda College on Wednesday. Born in Chennai, India she moved to Fiji in 2008, ever since she has called Fiji her home.
15 Feb 2019 09:35
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA COLLEGE: Roshni Eyes Career In Medicine, Dev Opts To Be Computer Scientist
Head boy Dev Kalavadiya and head girl Roshni Panda with the ten deputies at the SVC in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Seventeen-year-old Roshni Panda has a heart to serve Fijians upon aquiring a Bach¬elor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, (MBBS).

The Year 13 pure science student was badged as the head girl of Swami Vivekananda College on Wednesday. Born in Chennai, India she moved to Fiji in 2008, ever since she has called Fiji her home.

“I hope to become a doctor and to pursue MBBS, that’s the career option for me,” she said.

“However, what I want to do is to go out in the community and help those that are marginalised. Use my privileged voice to help them and amplify their voices.

“I wish to serve in Fiji as it has moulded me to what I am and it won’t be justified if I went out of the country to serve elsewhere.

“I want to serve Fijians and be part of developing the country of Fiji,” she said.

Interestingly, head boy Dev Kalaradiya also came to Fiji from Gujrat, India in 2018, but a term earlier.

Little did they know that they had enrolled in the same class at the same primary school.

While in Year Eight they were the head girl and head boy respectively of Nadi Sangam Primary School.

“Being here in Fiji for 11 years is great. I love the Fijian education system. My parents have been in¬spiring me with my career path¬way,” he said.

He is a tech-science student and wants to pursue a career in computer science.

Meanwhile, the school was established in 1949 and currently it has a school roll of 922 students and 52 teachers.

There are 10 deputy heads: Damien Kitione, Amber McGowan, Zain Zubaid, Jessica Chan, Kata Wiseman Koli, Priyena Mishra, Abhishek Prasad, Alia Dean, Ryan Kumar and Katherine Lapekas.

There are also 54 senior prefects, 52 form prefects and 10 library pre¬fects.

Edited by Percy Kean
Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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