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Chand Wants To Be The Voice Of Hope

Chand Wants To Be The Voice Of Hope
Miss Labasa Divisional Hospital Komal Chand vying for Miss Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North. Photo:SHRATIKA SINGH
August 12
16:18 2017

Komal Chand, a doctor by profession, is proud to be sponsored by the Labasa Divsional Hospital.

The 24-year-old lass vying for the Miss Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North crown next week is originally from Ba and has paternal links to Matanisaivana Settlement in Naduri, Labasa.

The youngest of five siblings graduated from Umanand Prasad School of Medicine, University of Fiji, Lautoka. She is currently using her medical skills at Labasa Hospital.

What was your reaction when you were approached to be a contestant?

Miss Chand: I was enthralled to know that I will be a contestant in this year’s festival, since I wanted to be a catalyst in order to portray my mission of promoting social awareness and to help eradicate poverty.

What was the motivation behind entering this year’s festival?

Miss Chand: To express myself and becoming the voice of hope.

Also enlightening the people to safeguard the environment, as per the theme of this year’s festival ‘Healthy Environment, Healthy people’.

What are you looking forward to at the festival?

Miss Chand: To help people become more environmentally conscious, by advocating environmental degradation – a threat to global health. I am also looking forward to expanding my social network to enhance future community projects and other awareness campaigns on saving the environment.



Hobbies: Providing better health care, learning different ways of life and cultures, socialising,                       being creative in all that I do.

Food:  Anything that one offers with love

Song: My heart will go on by Celine Dion

Movie: Titanic

Quote:  ‘Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind’, by Dr Seuss

Edited by Ranoba Baoa


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