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Death saddens judges

Nanise Loanakadavu
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

THE tragic death of Deepika Kumar, winner of the New Zealand High Commission essay contest in 2012, has greatly saddened the two Auckland-based judges, Lady June Hillary and Dr Satendra Singh.

A statement released from the New Zealand High Commission yesterday stated that the annual essay competition, offered by the high commission, attracts hundreds of entries and Dr Singh was full of praise of Deepika's effort.

In 2012, this newspaper published a story about her after she won the essay competition organised by the New Zealand High Commission and Fiji Association in Auckland (Inc).

In the statement Dr Singh said "Deepika wrote an excellent essay which took me and the High Commissioner to her school in Nakasi."

He said he saw Deepika at her best and met her many friends at the school's assembly.

Deepika was discovered at the bottom of a motel swimming pool in Hamilton, New Zealand, over the weekend.

Dr Singh said the Anglican congregation in New Zealand was making all efforts to transfer her body for burial in Fiji.





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