Fiji Time: 11:11 PM on Saturday 23 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Pride of his parents

Arin Kumar
Saturday, April 12, 2014

BA lad Ravinesh Chand dedicated his gold medal to his parents after the medals and prizes ceremony at the University of the South Pacific on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old was awarded the gold medal and vice-chancellor's prizes with the best combined academic performance and all-round service to the community and gold medal for the most outstanding graduate with a major in Education.

Chand graduated yesterday with a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Certificate in Education Maths and Physics.

He said the achievement was the result of years of struggle his parents had gone through to provide everything for his educational needs.

"My father was a cane farmer for 15 years and for the past five years he has been working at a sawmill," the former Ba Sanatan College student said.

"He and my mother provided me with whatever I needed so I could progress, and now their struggles have paid off."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63610.6171
JPY 52.092749.0927
GBP 0.36630.3583
EUR 0.44060.4286
NZD 0.70100.6680
AUD 0.65150.6265
USD 0.48800.4710

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Sami's best try
  2. Radio announcer in court
  3. Funds to be shared
  4. Police: Poor judgement
  5. Man gets life sentence for killing student
  6. Navy salvage crew start operations
  7. Acquittal brings relief
  8. Disappointment over negligence
  9. Potato farming offers lifeline for villager
  10. State rating

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ship runs aground Tuesday (19 Jul)
  2. 2 surprises Sunday (17 Jul)
  3. God's call Monday (18 Jul)
  4. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  5. Mum on rape charge Tuesday (19 Jul)
  6. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  7. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  8. Memorial service for couple Monday (18 Jul)
  9. 7s upgrade Monday (18 Jul)
  10. Local leads resort Monday (18 Jul)