Dream comes true

Bachelor of Arts graduates Vilimaina Naqelevuki (left), Chrishrita Aumanu, Anishma Jyoti Prasad and Ruci Vakamino after the graduation from University of the South Pacific at the FMF Gymnasium yesterday. Picture: RAMA

Bachelor of Arts graduates Vilimaina Naqelevuki (left), Chrishrita Aumanu, Anishma Jyoti Prasad and Ruci Vakamino after the graduation from University of the South Pacific at the FMF Gymnasium yesterday. Picture: RAMA

FOR Kartik Maharaj, the three-year journey has finally paid off after receiving his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of the South Pacific’s graduation ceremony in Suva yesterday.

Mr Maharaj said this was a dream come true for him and his family after years of sacrifice.

“I am from a small village in Ba and for me this is a dream come true as I had set my goals to achieve this degree ever since I was in primary school,” Mr Maharaj said.

“USP is a very big place so I had a very good learning experience here with a lot of people, different cultures, different religions so I got to integrate with them and learnt a lot of things,” he said.

Mr Maharaj acknowledged his parents’ support over the years.

“I would like to thank my parents first of all for always supporting me with every challenge I had to overcome, they were always the first ones to react,” he said,

“I thank God as well he has greatly helped me, I would also like to thank my friends and everyone who had supported me throughout this journey.”

Mr Maharaj believes that nothing comes easy and advised students to work hard.

“To all those that are still studying please remember nothing comes easy, nothing comes free you need to work hard and make sacrifices,” he said.

More than 500 students from the University’s Faculty of Business and Economics graduated yesterday.

Meanwhile, vice-chancellor and president of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra said a total of 1774 students would graduate from the university this year.

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