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May 12, 2014

Siian Rancharan honoured for Do Di Rait Ting Program

Siian Rancharan

Du Di Rait Ting is a program by the Community Policing Unit of the Police Department that gives recognition to young persons, who are exemplary students within their respective schools and communities. For the rest of the week, several students countrywide are being recognized for their stellar performances at school. In Belize City today, two students were honored: Rasha Dawson of Gwen Lizarraga High School and Siian Rancharan of Saint John’s College. Each high school submitted their candidates to the program committee from which the awardee is chosen. For precinct three, which is under the command of Superintendent Gualberto Garcia, Rancharan was selected. It comes as a double recognition for the fourth form “A” student who just last week was accepted into the Caribbean Science Foundation’s Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering to be held in Barbados.


Siian Rancharan, Awardee, Du Di Rait Ting

“I walked into the office and I saw my vice principal and she was like, by the way, I nominated you for something and I was like okay. She went over what it was, but I wasn’t expecting much. And then afterward I heard a month later that I was picked as one of the nominees so I was kinda excited about it and really honored about it too.”


Supt. Gualberto Garcia, O.C., Precinct 3, Belize City Police

Gualberto Garcia

“The program started here in Belize in 2005, but this program is a program that started in the United States some time before that and it is entitled to looking at our youths. Every time we hear about youths, it is something negative—it is something about crime, it is something about this and that—but we realize that these youths also do positive things that do deserve media recognition and things like that. As a result of that, we have decided to embark on this program and showcase these students so that they realize that by them doing the right thing, they are doing the right thing and they should continue doing it and probably help that other colleagues of them also follow their footsteps and to start doing the right thing. These schools are tasked to provide us with a student of the month who the school sees as one of the students who not necessarily you have to be a bad student and have a turnaround for you to become a candidate, but a student who has been doing the right thing. You don’t have to be bad and turn good for you to be a recipient of this award. Once you are a student who is doing the right thing—being a motivation to your colleagues, to your peers, to your people in the community, then these students are the ones that qualified for this program.”


Siian Rancharan

“It comes with a lot of motivation and drive. You have to have set your goals internally. You have to make sure that you understand what you want in life. From a very young age, I realized that I didn’t want to waste much time with myself; I knew that I had to do something. I think it is very important that we understand who we are and when we know who we are, we’ll be able to be ourselves and I think execute properly and be able to achieve what we want in life.”

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1 Response for “Siian Rancharan honoured for Do Di Rait Ting Program”

  1. voldemort says:

    Congratulations to all the awardees. Big up Harry p.

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