Fa­ther of Si­ga­toka Methodist Dux hum­bled by son’s suc­cess

Ravi Tap­poo keeps fam­ily tra­di­tion alive

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The 2016 Arts Dux of Si­ga­toka Methodist Col­lege, Ravi Tap­poo, has made his fam­ily proud through hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion. Ravi has con­tin­ued to achieve in aca­demic ex­cel­lence and now looks for­ward to study abroad to get all the right qual­i­fi­ca­tions to join the fam­ily busi­ness. His fa­ther, Har­ish Tap­poo, said he was hum­bled by his son’s achieve­ments from the same school where he and Ravi’s grand­fa­ther, Kanti Tap­poo, had com­pleted their high school ed­u­ca­tion. “We have worked es­pe­cially hard this year, know­ing that Ravi’s ed­u­ca­tion was very im­por­tant to what op­tions he has for the fu­ture,” Mr Tap­poo said.

“Ex­tra tu­ition and a lot of study with a good at­ti­tude all goes a long way and I wish him to pur­sue any ca­reer his heart de­sires, as long as he is happy.” He said this was a big step for Ravi and the fam­ily would con­tinue to sup­port him. Ravi at­trib­uted his achieve­ments to his prin­ci­pal and teach­ers, and most of all his par­ents and grand­par­ents, and the en­tire Tap­poo fam­ily.

“There is no sub­sti­tute for hard work,” Ravi said. He said he was for­tu­nate to have been brought up in a fam­ily whom were deeply re­li­gious with high moral val­ues. “I have ap­plied for ad­mis­sion at uni­ver­si­ties in Aus­tralia and New Zealand for a de­gree in Com­merce. I want to get all the nec­es­sary qual­i­fi­ca­tions be­fore I join my fam­ily busi­ness here in Fiji. The Tap­poo Group cur­rently em­ploys highly skilled and pro­fes­sional peo­ple,” he said. Edited by Naisa Koroi

Ravi Tap­poo (sec­ond from left) with par­ents Har­ish and Keshni Tap­poo, school prin­ci­pal Losana Cavu­nisautu (fourth from left), and chief guest and Ravi’s grand­fa­ther, Kanti Tap­poo (right), at the Si­ga­toka Methodist Col­lege an­nual prize­giv­ing.

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