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It’s King Kevin

It’s King Kevin
Mr Maatuk Motor Spares Kevin Siwan being crowned King of the 2015 Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North by chief guest Indian High Commission Indian Cultural Centre director Kishan Lal Kanojia on Wednesday. Mr Siwan also won Mr Personality. Photo: Shratika Naidu
August 28
11:24 2015

Kevin Siwan was in shock and in tears when he was crowned King of the 2015 Vodafone Festival of the Friendly and Mr Personality at Subrail Park in Labasa on Wednesday night.

The 18-year-old, sponsored by Maatuk Motors Spares, was overjoyed winning two awards.

“I am speechless because I didn’t expect to win. My fellow king contestants were equally good in terms of performance,” Mr Siwan said.

“I dedicate this win to my mother, Shaleshni Siwan, because she has been my inspiration and motivator.”

The eldest of three siblings, originally from Vunivau, Labasa, Mr Siwan is a Year 13 science student of Labasa College.

“Now it is time for me to give back to the people in the North,” Mr Siwan said.

“I have been advocating on littering and I would join some organisation to raise awareness on littering. If we all take the initiate to stop littering our town, the Northern Division will be the cleanest and the healthiest place in Fiji.

“I would like to thank my sponsor’s Maatuk Motors Spares for giving me the opportunity to represent their company and financially supporting me,” he said.

Mr Siwan said he prepared his speeches and costumes for the festival all by himself.

“Participating in this prestigious annual event was a big challenge for me, however I managed to stand strong by the grace of God,” Mr Siwan said.

His father, Param Siwan could not see him crowned as King because he was working nightshift at Jaduram Industries Limited in Labasa.

First runner-up was Patrick Chandra Rasuga who is sponsored by Zaid Engineering Limited.

The 21-year-old graduate of Fiji College of Agriculture said he was satisfied.

“If given a chance I will raise awareness to the people in rural areas and in schools on improving technology,” Mr Rasuga said.

He is originally from Saolo Village in Bua.



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