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Nadi Prepares To Welcome Sevens Heroes

Nadi Prepares To Welcome Sevens Heroes
Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens players (from left to right) Jasa Veremalua, Samisoni Viriviri and Vatemo Ravouvou acknowledge the support of Fijian fans at Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Zimbio.
August 18
11:08 2016

Thousands of rugby fans are expected to converge at Nadi International Airport and Prince Charles Park on Sunday when the Olympic gold medal winning national rugby sevens team arrive.

Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) president Dr Ram Raju said their members have been advised to be part of history.

“The NCCI members are urged to be part of the event and contribute firstly, to decorate their shops and houses with balloons and so on, secondly to put up flags and thirdly donate generously,” he said.

In addition Dr Raju says, the NCCI will put up several banners to welcome the team for which they need funds as well.

“Contribute generously as you realise the spin off from this historical win is enormous in terms of business and economic growth. Funds collected will be handed over to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for various programmes in celebrating the win.”

Dr Raju said the venues are expected to be house full.

The sevens team, which are part of the Team Fiji contingent arrive on Sunday soon after midday with the celebration planned to be held at Prince Charles Park from 4pm.

He said a meeting was also called with all the stakeholders to figure out the other avenues of the celebration.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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