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Prakash: Think Global, Act Local On Health, Environment

Prakash: Think Global, Act Local On Health, Environment
Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North queen contestants at Subrail Park in Labasa on August 22, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu
August 24
10:00 2018

 

Think global but act local was the message delivered by Vodafone ATH Fiji Founda­tion executive Ambalika Prakash.

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation executive Ambalika Prakash. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation executive Ambalika Prakash. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Ms Prakash was speaking dur­ing the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North at Subrail Park in Labasa on Wednesday night.

She said our health and our en­vironment was at the forefront of Foundation’s agenda for stronger and connected vanua.

“This is where we utilise our people and technology to do social good,” Ms Prakash said.

“When we say connected, it means we connected to the grassroots, we connected to the pacific and we con­nected to the world.

“Someone rightly said, our health is made from the nature and if we give pollution, anger, jealousy, and negative attitude to nature and en­vironment, it will give back climate change.

“And this is the climate change that affects our health and sustain­able future.

“Such a beautiful theme of the fes­tival ‘our health, our future’ calls for action for transformation and change.

“If we don’t, then we can only blame ourselves. Together we can make a world of difference.

“We in partnership with relevant stakeholders continue to localise the sustainable development goals that has 17 goals, 169 targets and 230 indicators for the Pacific.

“The aim to tell ourselves that you matter, everyone matters and it’s no longer ‘mind our own businesses.

“Climate change is like an anom­aly that takes everyone that comes in its pathway.

“So what we choose to do? We can no longer sit and watch.

“Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation has and will continue to objectively and subjectively support the com­munities that aspire for a sustain­able future.

Miss Galaxy Hotel and Apartments Sainimere Vosare on August 22, 2018, showcasing her talent during the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North at Subrail Park in Labasa. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Miss Galaxy Hotel and Apartments Sainimere Vosare on August 22, 2018, showcasing her talent during the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North at Subrail Park in Labasa. Photo: Shratika Naidu

“Sustainable future means it’s everyone’s responsibility, char­ity organisations, private sector or­ganisations and community based organisations including individu­als,” she said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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