Top Grad­u­ate Looks to Pro­vide Best Ser­vice To Pub­lic


The Univer­sity of Fiji’s best over­all Bach­e­lor of Medicine and Bach­e­lor of Surgery (MBBS) grad­u­ate, Avneel Chan­dra, says he will now fo­cus on pro­vid­ing the best ser­vice for all Fi­jians.

The 26-year-old made the com­ment dur­ing an in­ter­view with the Fiji Sun af­ter re­ceiv­ing his MBBS de­gree dur­ing the univer­sity’s grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at Saweni Cam­pus in Lau­toka yes­ter­day.

Apart from his de­gree, Mr Chan­dra was also awarded five gold medals dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

He said it was a happy mo­ment for him be­cause all his sac­ri­fice, hard work, in­clud­ing be­ing away from his fam­ily, had paid off.

“This has been a great six years for me be­cause I have been away from home and I ded­i­cate my achieve­ments to my fam­ily and my grand­par­ents, who are at home in Labasa,” Mr Chan­dra said.

“It is all of their hard work and sac­ri­fices that kept me mo­ti­vated and en­sured that I stayed dis­ci­plined and worked hard to­wards achiev­ing what I have achieved to­day.”

He said the big­gest chal­lenge that he went through was see­ing his par­ents in Labasa at least once or twice a year.

“This year I haven’t even been home, so I am look­ing for­ward now af­ter my grad­u­a­tion,” he said. Mr Chan­dra ac­knowl­edged his friends at the univer­sity for be­ing his fam­ily away from home.

Edited by Epineri Vula

Photo: Ni­co­lette Cham­bers

Fu­lori Waibuta and sis­ter Ulamila Diloi at the Saweni Cam­pus in Lau­toka on De­cem­ber 7, 2018.

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