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Ratu Epeli Promotes Inclusiveness

Ratu Epeli  Promotes Inclusiveness
Acting Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commodore Viliame Naupoto escorts President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, as he inspects the Fiji Day parade at Buckhurst Ground yesterday. Photo: Jona Konata
October 10
12:00 2015

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has appealed to the older generation to take heed of the example of inclusiveness our young people are setting.

In his Fiji Day Message yesterday he said the older folks needed to encourage the young people’s spirit of co-operation.

He asked them to join hands with the young people to fulfill their vision to make Fiji truly great.

“Young Fijians are leading the way in transforming attitudes for the better,” he said.

He said they built bridges and forged partnerships to transform our nation’s fortunes and to make us a greater force for good in our region and the world.

He said he would leave office convinced that greatness was more within their reach now than at any time in Fiji’s history. “Provided, of course, that we stay united, value our respective strengths and leave no-one behind.”

He said there was much to celebrate at Fiji Day for the respect Fiji commanded in the world because Fijians were willing to shed Fijian blood to protect ordinary people in troubled places far from our island home. “And the respect Fiji commands in the region because of the civilian volunteers we send to boost the capacity of our neighbours.”

He said the sacrifices of Fiji’s UN Peacekeepers and Volunteers were always at the forefront of Fijian minds on Fiji Day because they embodied the notion of service to nation above service to self.



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