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Model of the Fortnight

One of the salient features of migration is that children grow up in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment, acquiring the spirit of tolerance and universal fraternity.

Those born and raised in countries like Fiji which have forged commonality of language, have the advantage of assimilating more than one heritage. Among them is Krital Kriteshma, our Model of the Fortnight.

This youngster is proud of her Hindu-Sikh heritage and Indian-Fijian parentage.

“Although we never tried to find out the place of origin of my parents since their grandparents settled in Fiji long time ago, we enjoy all festivals and occasions. It is great to be born and raised in two major religious faiths,” she said.

Krital fondly remembers her childhood in Nadi and loves Masterton (Wairarapa) her current home, which she said has become a major centre of attraction during the annual Golden Shears Sheep Shearing Competition.

Among her favourites hobbies are watching movies, listening to music and travelling, while netball and cycling evince her interest in sports.

The fact that she takes life as it comes, without a tinge of disappointment was evident when she narrated her experience in appearing at Miss Wellington and Miss Indianz competitions.

“I did not win any title but it was great fun. I believe that every girl with Indian background should take part in these events. It is amazing how all the participants and organisers become a family, caring for each other. Just being there was an experience to cherish,” she said.

Following her scholastic career (which concluded at Wairarapa College), Krital began devoting time for elderly care. Employed as a Healthcare Assistant in a specialised Dementia Unit at a rest home, she is happy to bring solace to those in need.

Krital hopes to continue her studies, aiming to achieve professional qualifications in Forensic Science.

“There are however several challenges that come with the job. I know that I have much more to learn and make my life and that of others better,” she said.

-Venkat Raman

Photography: Bhikhu Bhula

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