Enmore businesses recognise top student


Several Enmore businesses on Saturday last hailed the achievements of a young son of the soil, who excelled at the National Grade Six Assessment 2017.

Balram Harrichand, a former student of Valmiki Vidlaya Primary at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, chalked up a whopping 516 marks out of a possible 529, gaining a spot at Queen’s College. He emerged as top the student of the school, while he was also in the top 10 of Region Four and 42nd overall in the country.

His father, Tularam Sharma Harrichand, popularly known as ‘Pandit Hero’, said he is very happy with his son’s progress, noting that all the long hours of studies are paying off.

At the weekend, the young Harrichand received several trophies to mark the achievement, with Motor Trend Auto Spares and Repairs, Star Sports, Trans Pacific Motor Spares, Rajin Auto Paint and S.E Auto Sales making presentations.

The aspiring engineer said he is grateful for the acknowledgement from his fellow villagers, pointing out that such levels of encouragement can only serve to motivate him to seek higher academic excellence.

Managing Director of Star Sports, Sheik Mohamed, who is a former national wicketkeeper/batsman, urged the student to work diligently to achieve his goals and make the community proud. 

Starlet Cup race car champion driver, Motilall ‘Kevin’ Deodass, of Motor Trend Auto Spares and Repairs and Rajin Ramdeo of Rajin Auto Paint also offered words of encouragement, stating that young Balram is an example of what could be achieved through hard work, dedication and commitment.

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