Di­rec­tor: Don’t waste your chances to study in India

He leaves af­ter three years but no­tices youths de­clin­ing schol­ar­ships af­ter be­ing se­lected

Fiji Sun - - West News - ARISHMA DEVI NARAYAN

The Di­rec­tor for In­dian Coun­cil of Cul­tural Re­la­tions (ICCR), Kis­han Lal Kano­jia yes­ter­day said stu­dents who were of­fered schol­ar­ships needed to take up the of­fer and utilise it. “My only re­quest to youths and par­ents is to make use of the schol­ar­ships that are be­ing awarded to study abroad,” Mr Kano­jia said.

He said in his three years, he no­ticed youths de­clin­ing the In­dian schol­ar­ship af­ter be­ing se­lected and as such hin­der­ing the chance of others who were in dire need of the schol­ar­ships. He added the he en­joyed his time in Fiji and com­mended the peace­ful way of life for the Pa­cific island na­tion.

“I am grate­ful for the three years I have served here, this is a very peace­ful coun­try,” Mr Kano­jia said.

“It’s al­ways great watch­ing peo­ple smile re­gard­less of how hard the day is.” Mr Kano­jia was happy that he got to ex­plore Fiji and visit many places in­clud­ing Tave­uni, Savusavu and hav­ing pro­vided his best ser­vices to the peo­ple. “I will re­mem­ber all what I ex­pe­ri­enced in Fiji and never for­get them,” he said. “I am glad I was able to tour other Pa­cific Is­lands like Nauru, Tonga, and Kiri­bati and made a lot of friends there and in Fiji as well.” The new di­rec­tor for the ICCR is ex­pected to ar­rive by Novem­ber and is said to be a mem­ber of the In­dian prime min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi led-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

My only re­quest to youths and par­ents is to make use of the schol­ar­ships that are be­ing awarded to study abroad

Kis­han Lal Kano­jia

Di­rec­tor for In­dian coun­cil of Cul­tural re­la­tions (ICCR)

Kis­han Lal Kano­jia

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