‘This One’s for You Dad’

The 17-year-old hails from Namelimeli Village in Veivatuloa, Namosi, with maternal links to Vunuku Village in Rewa.
04 Mar 2021 13:07
‘This One’s for You Dad’
Vashist Muni College heads Seveci Rokotakala and Nilufa Begum Khan. Photo: Vashist Muni College

This one’s for you dad!

These are were the words that head boy Seveci Rokotakala would have wanted to tell his father, Seveci Rokotakala (Snr), if he was still around to see him being badged as head prefect of Vashist Muni College.

“I dedicate this great achievement to my late Dad who passed away a day after badging me last year as the deputy head boy of the College. It was through his teachings, guidance and support that has made me who I am today,” Seveci said.

The 17-year-old hails from Namelimeli Village in Veivatuloa, Namosi, with maternal links to Vunuku Village in Rewa.

“The greatest challenge that I have had so far was the passing of my late dad, who has always been my mentor and my greatest role model. His departure has made me realise that what we do for others will always remain even after we are gone. This has encouraged me to be the best that I can be,” the teenager said.

“Also, my achievement today would not have been possible without the Almighty’s unfailing love and guidance to defy all odds and overcome all challenges.”

Being a leader is nothing new for the family as well. Seveci’s older brother Peni and sister Lusiana were also head prefects of the school during their senior years.

Those achievements drove Seveci to reach that standard as well.

“Being the head boy plays a very significant role in my ambition to be a role model to youths of this generation. With the role, I hope to carry out my responsibilities diligently as this will also enhance my leadership skills in the future,” he said.

Head girl Nilufa Begum Khan thanked her parents for being a pillar of strength.

“I am the first in my family to become a head girl and this role holds a lot of significance in my life as it enables me to enhance my skills and knowledge as a leader,” she said.

“Time management is very important to carry out my responsibilities as head girl of the school, while not affecting my studies.”

The deputies are Pratik Nair and Satya Shristi Sharma.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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