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Tears Flow At Home Visit

Tears Flow At Home Visit
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September 17
07:19 2014

Twenty-year-old Miss Potent Electric Elizabeth George has changed her way of thinking knowing sometimes reality can be hard and difficult.

She and nine other queen contestants in the 2014 Telecom Sugar Festival visited residents of the Golden Age Home in Lautoka yesterday.

All eyes were in tears as the contestants shared morning tea with the residents.

As the conversations continued over tea, everyone got emotional with the contestants promising the residents of frequent visits by them.

“Today’s visit was a learning experience for me and challenging,” Ms George said.

“I am advocating for the care of elderly people in the pageant and this issue is close to my heart.”

The young contestant is calling on children today to look after their parents and care for them.

“Aging is not a disease; actually it is a golden opportunity to see the world and would be nice to see it with your loved ones,” she said.

“One should not see this as a dumping place, so care for your parents and the elderly. Come often and visit them because they have a lot to share about and less time and we will be the ones regretting after this. We will all grow old so please think twice.”

According to the programme director of the Sugar Festival, Pusp Raj, the dry spell in the Western Division has attracted large crowds at the grounds.

“We are on track to meet the $100,000 target by the end of the week,” Mr Raj said.

He said the visit to the Home has been a tradition for more than 50 years now and it was a special one.

“It is to encourage the contestants to meet the seniors, love and care for them and come frequently to visit them, have chats with them,” he said.

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