Tamavua Primary School will now be known as Jagindar Singh Primary School after the Tamavua Education Society recognised Singh for his long and unwavering community service.
Singh who is commonly known as “Chacha” was one of the pioneering students in 1945 when the school was known as Colo-i-Suva Indian School.
He has devoted 64 years of his life as an administrator of the school. Singh was born in 1938 onboard a ship that was headed to Fiji from India.
The President of the Tamavua Education Society, Professor Biman Prasad says people like Singh have provided education to children in Fiji for over 100 years.
The school started in a tent which was left behind by the USA Army after World War II.
The school now has 1,036 primary school students, 115 kindergarten students and 38 staff.
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