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Make a difference with your awards

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SCHOLARSHIP recipients have been told of the need to use the awards to make a difference in their families, communities and nation.

The reminder was given by Youth and Sports Minister Commander Viliame Naupoto at the handover ceremony at the Tulsi Tirath Mandir in Nadera.

"Make use of the scholarships provided to you to make a difference in your lives, the lives of your family, your community and the nation," Cdr Naupoto told the 51 students.

"It is a very emotional moment for me because it's wonderful to see your faces glowing — knowing that you will give your best to be the change in your family, society and the nation.

"I thank the mandir and those who have pitched in to help these children."

Students from around the country, both primary and secondary, were given scholarships for the 2013 academic year.

The scheme was established in 2010 and has since helped about 100 children in the country.

Last year, scholarships were offered to 26 students and this year, there has been a sharp increase in the number of recipients.

The scholarships were made possible through the donation of a number of contributors, various temples, organisations and members of the general public.