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Toppers Student Says Sleepless Nights, Sacrifices Worth It

The 21-year-old scooped the vice-chancellor and president’s All-Rounder Gold Medal Prize for the male graduate with the best com­bined academic performance and record of service to the community.
21 Mar 2019 14:48
Toppers Student Says Sleepless Nights, Sacrifices Worth It
Yash Parmar at the medals and prizes ceremony at the University of the South Pacific on March 19, 2019. Photo: Wati Talebula

Rakiraki lad Yash Parmar dedicated his achieve­ment to the National Top­pers Scheme after he scooped a Gold Medal during the medals and prize giving ceremony at the University of the South Pacific on Tuesday night.

The 21-year-old scooped the vice-chancellor and president’s All-Rounder Gold Medal Prize for the male graduate with the best com­bined academic performance and record of service to the community.

Mr Parmar through the struggle of being away from home was mo­tivated to make his parents proud.

“I am glad to have been a full time scholarship student because it has lessened the burden for my parents. Being away from home was hard, but I am glad because I was able to achieve my goal,” Mr Parmar said.

“It has always been my aim to be awarded the all-round student med­al and I am happy to have achieved it.

“I had sleepless nights doing my assignments and studying. Now I can say that it was worth the sacri­fice.”

He said his parents have always motivated him to do his best.

“My parents have always been there for me when I needed advice and they have always motivated me to do my best. I also dedicate this achievement to them,” Mr Parmar said.

“Reaching this far was not an easy journey, but I am glad to be here. I am glad that my family came all the way from Rakiraki to witness one of my achievements”.

Mr Parmar is an auditor for Price­waterhouseCoopers. He hopes to continue his study and become a Chartered Accountant in the fu­ture.

  • National Toppers Scheme

These are full scholarships only for the top ranked students who have com­pleted their Year 13 or equivalent foun­dation studies in a year preceding the award year and are ranked as National Toppers in their applied priority areas of study and wish to pursue undergraduate higher education in one of the priority areas at an approved Higher Education Institution.

The Scholarship is awarded only in fields which fall under the priority areas established by the Fijian Government. Students must first receive an offer let­ter from a Higher Education Institution of their choice to be confirmed for NTS.

Edited by Percy Kean

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