Guyanese President Ali presented “President’s Medal” to 2 graduate toppers

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Georgetown, Guyana: President Dr Irfaan Ali presented the President’s Medal on January 31, 2022, to the 2 toppers graduates of the University of Guyana Class of 2020/2021 session. Both Davendra Kissoon and Tomeshwor Mohabir from the Turkeyen and Tain campuses, respectively, finished with GPAs of 4.0. 

Kissoon, who is the valedictorian of his batch, read for a Bachelor’s of Science Degree (Civil with Environmental Engineering) and Mohabir, who is the best graduating student from Tain, read for a Bachelor’s of Education Degree (Mathematics Concentration Programme), received the deserving medal.  

During his address, the head of the state noted, he is glad to present the medal to both (Kissoon and Mohabir), recognizing their excellent performance in their individual graduate programmes. He further enlightened and noted the sacrifices their families would have done in order to see them where they are at today, noting that both of the families will be super proud today of the achievements of their children.   

“The aspirations of the Kissoon and Mohabir are in keeping with the development trajectory of the country”, the head of the state further asserted.  

Basmattie Sukhdeo, the mother of Kissoon, his brother Sanjeev Kissoon and his girlfriend Tesheena Dindyal were present during the medal handing over ceremony, whereas Mohabir was accompanied by his wife Nueza and his son Zidan. 

The Order of Excellence of Guyana – is the highest national award of the Caribbean island, which was started in 1970 under the Constitution of the Orders of Guyana; it is limited to 25 living citizens of Guyana only. 

This is the highest award of the country & is given to citizens of Guyana for distinction and excellence in the field of human endeavour, which is of either national or international significance and importance. Any outstanding citizen of another country who has rendered valued service to Guyana or whom the state wishes to honour for any reason may be given an honorary award.