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Praises For Contestants Community Involvement

Praises For Contestants Community Involvement
Twelve queen contestants lined up for iTaukei night during the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North at Subrail Park, Labasa on August 21,2018.. Photo: Shratika Naidu
August 23
10:00 2018

The Fiji Sugar Corporation chief operating officer Navin Chandra commended the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North contestants for their partici­pation, weaving in the importance of youth involvement in communi­ties. Mr Chandra was speaking to the contestants during their visit to the Labasa Mill yesterday.

“I am also a strong supporter of the pageant’s focus on youth de­velopment and youth’s participa­tion in community development initiatives,” Mr Chandra told the 12 queen and four king contestants.

“Merging community building and youth development is a must.

“I am of the view that the youth must be fully engaged and be in­volved in change efforts at the com­munity level if they are to function as effective members of society.

“Involvement of Youth, in commu­nity development can lead to skills enhancement, confidence building and ownership that can prepare them as they navigate their excit­ing lives towards adulthood.

“As parents and society at large, we have a duty to teach our children the importance of helping others.”

“We need to encourage our chil­dren to volunteer in worthy causes so that they can become active in their communities, if we do this, we will help reverse the moral de­cay that is staring to engulf our communities and help build safe, prosperous and sustainable com­munities.

“I therefore challenge all contest­ants to go out there and be agents of positive change in communities where they live.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa


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