~ SPEECH DAY, 1945 -
Sir Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford, then-governor of TT, visits Naparima Speech Day, an unusual honour.
He is seen here (in what is likely a Trinidad Guardian photo) awarding the Jerningham Silver Medal to Premchand Ratan.
The master reading the names is none other than a youthful Ralph Laltoo.
Prem went on to make his career as a medical doctor.
"Outstanding among the graduates was Premchand Ratan
who led the island in the School Certificate Examination, making distinction in every subject.
Ratan won not only the Hon. T Roodal's Medal but also the Jerningham Silver medal,
the only Naparima student to do this since Scott Fraser in 1913."
- THE OLYMPIAN 1946 ~