Guyana: Geveshwar Rajkishore receives President’s Award of Excellence

The President of Guyana - Dr Irfaan Ali, yesterday presented the President's Award of Excellence to Geveshwar Rajkishore. The ceremony took place at the State House.

Guyana: The President of Guyana – Dr Irfaan Ali, yesterday presented the President’s Award of Excellence to Geveshwar Rajkishore. The ceremony took place at the State House.

Rajkishore is the top graduating student of the Saraswati Vidya Niketan – SVN school who achieved 18 grade ones and 1 grade two at last year’s CSEC examinations. Rajkishore was also accompanied by his mother and a teacher at the simple ceremony.

The 17-year-old settled fourth overall in the Caribbean island. He further added that he was elated but nervous about meeting President Ali.

He stated that “I was very nervous, but he was very calm.”

The youngster asserted that the President asked him about his examination journey during Covid-19 and his plans for the future.

Rajkishore credited the Cornelia Ida school for motivating him and announced that he was accepted at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, where he would be studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in computational mathematics.

The young scholar is aiming to robotics specialist is set to leave the Caribbean island of Guyana soon to start his new school in the month of August. The President’s Award of Excellence for SVN has been an ongoing award since 2005.

Additionally, the President Ali attended the meet of the Private Sector Commission – PSC Business Forum, which took place yesterday. The event, which was held under the theme of ‘The Private Sector in an Emerging Guyana’ at the Pegasus Hotel, invited PSC members and representatives from various chambers across the nation.

The Vice President of Guyana – Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, and the Senior Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance – Dr Ashni Singh, were also present at the forum.

In addition to this, Dr Irfaan Ali obtained a courtesy visit from Dr K J Srinivasa, who is the High Commissioner of India to Guyana at the Office of the President, Shiv Chanderpaul Drive.

Since Guyana’s Independence in 1966, the two nations have shared very cordial diplomatic relations based on cultural similarities and economic interests.