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Fun Run Promotes Healthy Living: Minister

The Minister of Health Rosy Akbar has praised the or­ganisers of the SportsWorld Fun Run in their move to promote healthy living. She was the Chief Guest at the Namaka
18 Feb 2018 11:00
Fun Run Promotes Healthy Living: Minister
Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar with participants at the SportsWorld Fun Run at Namaka yesterday. Photo; WAISEA NASOKIA

The Minister of Health Rosy Akbar has praised the or­ganisers of the SportsWorld Fun Run in their move to promote healthy living.

She was the Chief Guest at the Namaka event in Nadi early yester­day where over 200 people from all walks of life joined in.

Mrs Akbar said, the partnership compliments the ministry’s ongo­ing efforts to tackle non- commu­nicable diseases (NCDs) though health promotions and health lit­eracy.

“The Fun Run isn’t a race- it is a celebration of what we can accom­plish with the help of others when we work in a team, united for a good cause and that is to promote healthy lifestyles,” Akbar said.

“Thank you for providing an op­portunity where it’s not about team work or promoting healthy living but it’s also an occasion to meet and network with our peers in a casual environment.”

She said Government, civil socie­ties and the private sectors play an important role in creating healthy environment and making healthy choices available to consumers. “There is a need to lead the efforts to prevent, treat and manage NCDs, the magnitude of this epidemic requires a coordinated response from a multitude of actors, includ­ing multilateral organisations, civil society and the private sector. They all need to engage in dialogue on NCDs to identify mutually ben­eficial solutions together to prevent and manage chronic diseases.”

Courts director marketing Anil Senewiratne said they haD com­pleted their fifth week of a very successful Courts and SportsWorld health and fitness promotion.

“The SportsWorld Fun Run is part of the Courts and SportsWorld health and fitness promotions which aims to improve wellness amongst all Fijians,” he said.

“There is nothing more crucial than health for any human being. When we are healthy we are able to enjoy our life well. It brings the feeling of well-being physically, mentally, spiritually and socially.”

SportsWorld general manager Vi­nod Kumar said they would now take the Fun Run to all towns na­tionwide after the successful of the events in Nadi and Suva.

The oldest participant was Kelevi Vakasaruwaqa, 72 and the young­est was nine-year-old Apakuki Tokaduadua,

Members of the civil service, Life Runners Church, Jet Run­ners Club and Nadi Hash Harriers were part of the event. The event is sponsored by Courts, Ministry of Health, Vodafone, Fiji Sun, Aquas­afe, Mirchi FM, Gold FM, Bula FM, 2Day FM, Rewa Life, and St John.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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