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Leaders promote message of peace

Leaders promote message of peace
From left Jone Naisau, President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote and Fiji Scouts Association president Abhay Nand during the opening of the Fiji Scouts Annual General Meeting held at the Jean Murray National Training Centre at Colo-i-Suva on April 21,2018.Photo: Simione Haravanua.
April 22
12:41 2018

The Fiji Scouts Association national co-ordinator Kailash Pillay has imparted knowledge gained from India in 2016 where he went to train as a national messenger of peace.

Mr Pilay said he discovered a lot of things during training, which he has implemented within the association’s many projects.

“The biggest project here in Fiji was during the flooding. The relief project that we undertook in the Western Division and started on April 1st and continues till the end of June,” Mr Pillay said.

“Our teams were able to help a lot of people on their very doorsteps.

“Our scouts were able to visit the flood victims, walk kilometres where cars were not able to go and crossed many bridges as well.

“We gave the victims food rations, mattresses, kerosene stoves, water, solar lights and blankets.

“It made them smile,” he added.

Scout Commissioner Jone Naisau said the Fiji Scouts Association was a service organisation.

“We pulled our resources together and gave whatever resources we got to the flood victims who were affected by the Tropical Cyclone Josie and Keni,” Mr Naisau said.

He said they were assisted by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel when taking assistance to the affected people.

“We need to have a culture of peace and that is something that really are emphasising in scouting,” Mr Nasau said.

“When everything fails and you have peace in your heart you share that peace.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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