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Colonel: Plot your destiny

Luke Rawalai
Friday, April 18, 2014

"WE write our own destinies," says Land Force Commander Colonel Jone Kalouniwai.

Speaking at the 14th All Saints Secondary School Cadet passing-out parade in Labasa yesterday, Col. Kalouniwai told the students their skills and intellect were needed to help the country solve its most difficult problems.

Col. Kalouniwai also pleaded with students not to quit school.

He said if they quit school, they were not just quitting on themselves but they were quitting on their own country.

"I know that it's not always easy to do well in school and a lot of you have challenges in your lives right now that can make it hard to focus on your school work," he said.

"But at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life — what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you've got going on at home — none of that is an excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude in school.

"There is no excuse for not trying because where you are now does not have to determine where you will end up."

Col. Kalouniwai reminded the students that no one had their destiny written for them.

"You make your own future and that's what young people like you are doing everyday all across the country."








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