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Contestants Challenged On Climate Responsibility

Contestants Challenged On Climate Responsibility
Reigning Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Teen Roselyn Sidal (left), King Beniyamino Vakadranu, Committee chairperson Hirdesh Prasad, Queen Candace Veramu and Vodafone acting chief marketing officer Shalendra Prasad at the 2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus official opening at Valelevu Ground, Nasinu, on August 11, 2018.. Photo: Simione Haravanua
August 12
12:21 2018

Vodafone Fiji’s Shalendra Prasad yesterday challenged the Vodafone Hibiscus contestants, officials and the public on climate responsibility.

The acting chief marketing officer speaking at the opening of the week-long festival at the Valelevu groud, in Nasinu, said the Prime Minister had already left an indelible mark on the world stage during COP23 last year and we should also do our bit too.

“We owe it to our future generations,” Mr Prasad said.

“We cannot continue to have a luxuries and wasteful life at the expense of our future generations.

“We have moral obligations to conserve and protect the environment for our future generations for them enjoy also.”

Mr Prasad said the theme, “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle” should also set the tone for us to be responsible Fijians.   

“It is accredited to our Prime Minister that despite this very contentious issue, he introduced the Talanoa Session to bring many of the global leaders face-to-face and talk about the issue so that they can have a better understanding on the impacts of climate change on nations such as ours,” Mr Prasad said.

“The effects of climate change are  real and are  already upon us.

“Extreme weather conditions such as prolong droughts during the periods of the summer and heavy rain causing wide spread flooding and devastations are in the news every day.”

12 Queens, Kings, 10 Teens, six Princes, and nine Princesses are vying for this year’s Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus crowns in their respective divisions.

12 Queens, Kings, 10 Teens, six Princes, and nine Princesses are vying for this year’s Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus crowns in their respective divisions.

Edited by: Ranoba Baoa

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