Obe­di­ence Drives Ash­mita To Dux Glory

The Suva Sangam Col­lege top stu­dent wants to be a den­tist.

Fiji Sun - - Nation - Edited by Naisa Koroi ARIETA VAKASUKAWAQA SUVA arieta.vakasukawaqa@fi­jisun.com.fj

Ash­mita Ku­mar be­lieves that the most im­por­tant fac­tor be­hind her success is be­ing obe­di­ent and re­spect­ing her par­ents.

The 13-year-old was pre­sented the Dux award yes­ter­day dur­ing the Suva Sangam Col­lege prize­giv­ing cer­e­mony in Suva. Apart from the Dux award, Ash­mita was also pre­sented the Year 13 best sci­ence stu­dent award. When asked what chal­lenges she faced through­out high school, Ash­mita said: “Be­ing a pure sci­ence stu­dent and try­ing to study for all the sci­ence sub­jects when ex­ams were ap­proach­ing. Ø,W WDNHV VDFULåFH DQG KDUG work to be an ex­pert in a åHOG \RX KDYH WR LQYHVW \RXU WLPH LQ WKDW SDUWLFXODU åHOG like for me I love sci­ence.

“I be­lieve that the only way to be­come suc­cess­ful is to obey and re­spect your par­ents. This also in­cludes your school teach­ers.” Ash­mita thanked her par­ents and sis­ter for their sup­port. “My par­ents are both teach­ers by pro­fes­sion and I think that this is also a mo­ti­va­tion for me to make them proud in my school work,” she said. She aims to be­come a den­tist in the future. At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was chief guest.

Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau

From left: Dhan Latch­mani, Suva Sangam Col­lege Dux Ash­mita Ku­mar, Wa­gayah Naidu, and Suva Sangam Col­lege prin­ci­pal Rikesh Reddy dur­ing the prize­giv­ing cer­e­mony yes­ter­day.

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