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Tuitubou Urges Hash Harriers to Be Role Models to Youth

Tuitubou Urges Hash Harriers to Be Role Models to Youth
Members of the Suva House Harriers at the Prince Charles park in Nadi las Saturday night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
May 28
11:00 2018

Members of the Hash Harri­ers assembly were urged to be good role models to youths.

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou raised the sen­timent at the 2018 Bula Fiji Inter­hash event at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi on Saturday night.

“The magnitude of this event speaks for itself and there is no other way to celebrate the 21st an­niversary then to have drawn the greatest hashers from around the world,” the minister said.

“The social aspect should be mini­mised to ensure that we see hash­ers are good role models to our youths.

“We know it is an event combin­ing what may be described as a social and sports activity. There is a lot of fun in hashing, you learn about team work, learn about con­dition and navigation.

“We have more than 1700 hashers from 60 countries with large num­bers from Australia, USA, UK, Ma­laysia, New Zealand and Indonesia.”

He applauded the vision of the or­ganising committee, sponsors, vol­unteers and those who worked be­hind the scene to make this event truly inspiring.

He urged the hashers who brought a cross section of people to return to Fiji with their families as visi­tors in the future.

“Fiji is the only Pacific island coun­try that has a National Sports and Wellness Day that will be celebrated on June 29,” Mr Tuitubou said.

“Promote inclusivity regardless of race, gender and physical ability, Wellness is the fight against NCDs which is in line with the event.”

The Government gave a grant of $300,000 for the event.

Edited by Percy Kean

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