Per­sonal Tragedies Fail to De­ter Dux Inia

He ded­i­cates suc­cess to his late mother and beloved fa­ther.

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SWASHNA CHAND Edited by Epineri Vula swashna.chand@fi­

Los­ing his mother and aunt did not stop Nabua Sec­ondary School Year 13 stu­dent Inia Naicava­cava from reach­ing his dreams by tak­ing the Dux prize.

Inia said the achieve­ment was the best gift for his late mother and fa­ther, who lives in Nadi.

“Last year be­fore FSLC I lost my mother to gas­tric can­cer. Be­fore she passed away, my mother mo­ti­vated me to study hard and prove her right,” he said.

“My aunt passed away this year in my sec­ond last pa­per for an­nual ex­am­i­na­tion, which was ex­tremely hard for me to cope with.”

Inia lives in Waibau, Naitasiri, with his grand­par­ents.

He said the tragic events in his life made it very hard for him to man­age at times and af­fected his stud­ies.

“I wanted to prove to every­one that I have the po­ten­tial to achieve some­thing in life,” he said.

“In fu­ture I want to be­come a doc­tor to help other peo­ple, which I love do­ing the most.”

Inia ded­i­cated his suc­cess to his late mother and his beloved dad. “I would like to thank my dad for his sup­port fi­nan­cially and emo­tion­ally,” he said.

“I am stay­ing in Suva and my fa­ther stays in Nadi, so he never for­gets to send me money for my per­sonal use.”

He said he only got to see his dad once a month at times, which was sad for him, but he had to cope with that some­how.

“I like liv­ing with my grand­par­ents, but it’s not like the love some­one gets from their own par­ents,” said Inia.

Photo: Swashna Chand

Nabua Sec­ondary School dux 2018 Inia Naicava­cava.

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