See­ing chil­dren ex­cel our goal: Goundar

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True beauty lies in true ed­u­ca­tion. These were the words of Rakesh Goundar when his son, Pritesh Goundar, was named Dux of Qawa Pri­mary School Dux yes­ter­day. “We are not well off, I am a sea­sonal worker at the Fiji Sugar Cor­po­ra­tion mill here in Labasa and my wife stays home. See­ing our chil­dren ex­cel in school is one of our main goals in life,” Mr Goundar said. “We are very proud of his achieve­ment.”

Be­cause of their son’s achieve­ment, for the past eight years, Mr and Mrs Goundar have been at­tend­ing the prize­giv­ing cer­e­mony at Qawa Pri­mary School since Pritesh joined Year One. Pritesh said he was happy that his hard work had paid off. “I would like to thank God for the knowl­edge, my par­ents for al­ways sup­port­ing and my teach­ers for teach­ing me,” the Year Eight stu­dent said. “I look for­ward to se­condary school and I plan to work hard so I con­tinue to make my par­ents happy.” An as­pir­ing ac­coun­tant, Pritesh also took home four other awards – scor­ing the high­est in Hindi, so­cial sci­ence, healthy liv­ing and English. He plans to join All Saints Se­condary School next year. Edited by Naisa Koroi

Pritesh Goundar.

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