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Reverend Shows Appreciation To PM Bainimarama In Painting

Reverend Shows Appreciation To PM Bainimarama In Painting
Reverend Simoni Tagi, who also owns Sigatoka Valley Art, presented a painting of the FijiFirst party leader during the party’s campaign in Nabila, Nadroga, on November 6, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
November 08
10:36 2018

A local artist has portrayed his acknowledgement to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama of his good works – in a painting.

The painting expresses the artist’s appreciation to Mr Bainimarama for empowering young people to live life to the fullest.

These were the inspiring statements made by Assemblies of God (AOG) Reverend, Simoni Tagi, during the FijiFirst campaign in Nabila, Nadroga, on Tuesday.

Reverend Tagi, who also owns the newly established Sigatoka Valley Art, presented a painting of Mr Bainimarama. The 62-year-old acknowledged the PM for his good leadership, which he believes has empowered Fijians.

He said: “I like his way of leadership in empowering the Fijian people. This motivated me to do a painting of him and give it to him as a token of my appreciation.

“I am an artist and do a lot of paintings. This is the reason why I portrayed a picture of our Prime Minister. I hope I would be forgiven for painting a picture of him without his consent,” he confessed.

He told Mr Bainimarama: “I have been following you around and wanted to meet you personally, but was unsuccessful due to your busy schedule.

“I was fortunate when told by the FijiFirst president in Sigatoka that you will come to this village. I know it is God’s appointed time to finally meet you.”

During the campaign, Reverend Tagi unveiled the painting with Prime Minister Bainimarama.

Reverend Tagi said it took him three days to complete the painting, and his three children helped him as well.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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