Grad­u­ate Prasad Cred­its Par­ents As Driv­ing Force

Fiji Sun - - NATION - NEELAM PRASAD Edited by Jonathan Bryce Feed­back: neelam.prasad@fi­jisun.com.fj

Grad­u­at­ing with a Bach­e­lor’s De­gree in Nurs­ing calls for cel­e­bra­tion, but for Neville Ris­han Prasad, a visit from his par­ents made the oc­ca­sion more memorable.

Ra­jesh­war Prasad and his wife An­jee trav­elled from the United States to see their son grad­u­ate yes­ter­day.

“I am so over­whelmed and happy to be here with him,” Mrs Prasad said.

“He has done us re­ally proud and I am glad that his hard work has paid off.”

A to­tal of 102 stu­dents grad­u­ated with a Bach­e­lor in Nurs­ing Sci­ence while an­other 12 grad­u­ated with Bach­e­lors in Ab­sen­tia from the Sangam Col­lege of Nurs­ing and Health Care Ed­u­ca­tion. The gradu- ation cer­e­mony was held in Suva.

Neville ear­lier re­ceived his Diploma in Nurs­ing in 2010 and he cur­rently serves as a nurse at the Ba Mis­sion Hos­pi­tal. Orig­i­nally from Varadoli, Ba, he ded­i­cated this achieve­ment to his mother, who he said was the rea­son he joined the nurs­ing field. “My par­ents are the driv­ing force be­hind ev­ery­thing, es­pe­cially my mum who has been a source of con­stant strength and mo­ti­va­tion,” he said.

“It was dif­fi­cult man­ag­ing stud­ies while work­ing as a full­time nurse, but my fam­ily, friends and col­leagues made the jour­ney a lit­tle eas­ier.”

Neville hopes to fur­ther his stud­ies in the field of medicine in the fu­ture.

Photo: Simione Har­a­vanua

From left: Proud fa­ther Ra­jesh­war Prasad, Neville Prasad and mother An­jee Prasad af­ter the Sangam Col­lege of Nurs­ing and Health Care Ed­u­ca­tion grad­u­a­tion in Suva on No­vem­ber 9, 2018.

Photo: Simione Har­a­vanua

Sis­ters Sophia Tubuka and Mareta Korovou af­ter the Sangam Col­lege of Nurs­ing and Health Care Ed­u­ca­tion grad­u­a­tion at the Sangam Hall in Sam­ab­ula, Suva, on No­vem­ber 9, 2018.

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