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Miss Nath Is Most Talented

Miss Nath Is Most Talented
Miss Pasifika Tents and 2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival Queens Talent Night award winner Rayshal Nath at the 2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival at Valelevu ground in Nasinu on August 15, 2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar
August 17
10:00 2018

A mixture of mar­tial arts, dance and beat boxing helped Miss Pasifika Tents, Rayshal Nath, win the 2018 Vodafone Fiji Hi­biscus Festival Queens Talent Award on Wednes­day night.

The 20-year-old’s per­formance was based on women empowerment.

“Martial arts and beat boxing are mostly done by men in the society, but I believe that if women stand up for their rights then they are able to do more of this, they will be able to get some recogni­tion in society,” Ms Nath said.

“In this society, I believe that women should be treated as equally as men and women should also be given the right to do eve­rything that the men can do, which I por­trayed by beat boxing and martial arts.”

She thanked her choreographer Kunal Varma for his support and assistance.

“I dedicate my award to my cho­reographer who worked really hard to ensure I gave my best performance and to my parents and my sponsors for being so sup­portive,” she said.

The 20-year-old is pursuing her Bachelor of Com­merce degree at the University of the South Pacific. She is also a moni­toring, evaluation and learning data assistant at the Pa­cific Community’s Regional Rights Resource Team (SPC RRRT). She is a former student of Rishikul Sanatan College.

Her advocacy mes­sage is focused on minimising the use of plastic bags because she feels that people are not aware of the severe impact plastic has on our environ­ment.

The queen contest­ants’ talent night was held at the Bank of Baroda tent at the Valelevu ground.

Edited by Naisa Koroi



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