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Big hearts send children to school

Dawn Gibson
Monday, February 18, 2013

FIFTY-ONE students from different primary and secondary schools around the country received scholarships yesterday to pursue their studies.

The scholarships were made available through combined efforts from the temple Tulsi Tirath Mandir, Shree Sanatan Dharam Purohit Brahaman Maha Sabha Fiji, Brahman Maha Sabha and members of the general public.

These contributions allowed for all 51 students to gain funding security for their studies for the 2013 academic year.

At the handover ceremony at the Tulsi Tirath Mandir in Nadera yesterday, a member of the temple noted that there was a total of $4210 in financial contributions.

The scholarship scheme began three years ago in 2010 and has since helped close to 100 young students around the country.

The chief guest at the event was the Minister for Youth and Sports, Viliame Naupoto, who said he understood the need for students to have financial security in school.

Last year, 26 students were given this opportunity and the Tulsi Tirath Mandir saw a sharp increase in the scholarship recipients this year.

"This was all made possible through funding from donors," said Pundit Vijyan Sharma of the Shree Sanatan Dharam Purohit Brahaman Maha Sabha Fiji.

He revealed that the Shree Sanatan Dharam Purohit Brahaman Maha Sabha Fiji managed to fund 11 students from the Northern Division.

"In terms of providing them with the funds, we simply just deposit the cheques into the different schools' bank accounts," he said.


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