Dux Avikash Ded­i­cates Awards To Late Fa­ther

‘My stud­ies and achieve­ments are only for my dad and mom and I will never let them down, that is what I have promised my mom and my­self.’

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Nas­inu Sec­ondary School Dux 2016, Avikash Reuben, has ded­i­cated his awards to his late fa­ther. His fa­ther died more than a year ago. “My dad was my big­gest in­spi­ra­tion and I miss him to­day,” Avikash, 18, said. “I was shat­tered to not see my dad but I am glad my mom and sis­ter made it all the way here to­day to wit­ness my achieve­ments.” The fam­ily lives in Lautoka and he is a boarder in Suva. Avikash won eight awards at the school’s prize giv­ing cer­e­mony at World Harvest Cen­tre in Nas­inu yes­ter­day. He said all his awards were for his dad. Avikash said he wanted to join a uni­ver­sity and study to be­come a char­tered ac­coun­tant. “I want to show every­one that with­out my dad and with the sup­port of my mother, I am ca­pa­ble of be­com­ing some­one in life,” Avikash said. “I want to be­come some­one bet­ter than every­one else in my fam­ily, to put my dad’s name up high.” “My stud­ies and achieve­ments are only for my dad and mom and I will never let them down, that is what I have promised my mom and my­self,” Avikash said. Avikash’s mother, Jy­otika Naidu, was over­whelmed by her son’s achieve­ments yes­ter­day. “I am so proud of my son that he did what he said he will,” Ms Naidu said. “Af­ter my hus­band passed away, Avikash de­cided to come to Suva and con­tinue his ed­u­ca­tion here and I am happy that he showed every­one he is ca­pa­ble of do­ing some­thing.” “He has made me and his fa­ther proud with his achieve­ments,” Ms Naidu said. Edited by Maraia Vula

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