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Raikadroka To Promote Local Culture Through Dance

Raikadroka To Promote Local Culture Through Dance
Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Alison Burchell with participants from the workshop.
September 17
07:16 2014

In the changing times of the world, it is important to preserve local culture and heritage.

Adi Sainimere Raikadroka, 23, a queen contestant in the 2014 Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) Sugar Festival, will be demonstrating this through dance. She says she is playing her part in preserving local culture.

She is sponsored by Teidamu Central Nursery.

The Tailevu lass with maternal links to Rewa said her message at this year’s festival is to promote cultural diversity through dance.

“Culture is very important and it is important to preserve it,” Miss Raikadroka said.

“Our ancestors used it to tell stories and express emotions through dance and I want to continue the legacy,” she said.

“We can work together and promote peace and love through dance.”

The electronic engineering student at the Fiji National University   singled out her mum as her role model.

“My mum is my biggest influence and she encouraged me to take part in the pageant this year,” Miss Raikadroka said.

“It has been amazing and overwhelming at the same time,” she said. “I want to develop my confidence and having to know as many people as possible.”

“I never dreamed of entering this and the support from the communities has been very encouraging”

She lists her interests as reading, dancing and playing volleyball.

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