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A tearful farewell

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Sunday, February 02, 2014

TEARS flowed freely as children of St Christopher's Home gathered around Deepika Rani Kumar's coffin and sang their farewell song yesterday.

The chorus Goodbye Deepika, you are in safer hands had many in tears, particularly her younger "siblings" in the orphanage.

It wasn't an easy goodbye for the younger children of the home who couldn't control their emotions.

In her eulogy, the Home's sister-in-charge, Sister Kalolaine Tuineau, said Ms Kumar, 18, was a person who was never afraid to speak her mind and honestly shared what she believed.

"During 2012, Deepika informed the sisters of her intention to become a Christian and she was baptised and received as a full member of the Anglican Church.

"When Deepika first arrived to live with her new family in 2011, it was Christmas holidays and the children were being prepared for the new school year," she said.

"She easily made friends and it took her only a short time to settle down into the normal lifestyle of the Home.

"Like all other children, Deepika attended the family worship every evening, Sunday school and the youth program in church and participated fully in all the activities.

Sister Tuineau also shared how the late Deepika was looking forward to coming back to Fiji after her New Zealand trip because she had looked forward to enrolling at the University of the South Pacific.

She died while on a church trip in New Zealand.








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