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Adi Naomi Harbours Music, Band Dream

Adi Naomi took out the prize for the highest aggregate mark in theory, but revealed her passion and interest in music.
18 Apr 2019 10:00
Adi Naomi Harbours Music, Band Dream
ON TO GREATER THINGS ... Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto (seventh from left), Fijian Navy Commander Captain Humphrey Tawake (eight from left) with RFMF Naval officers and new recruits who successfully completed the 12-week Naval Reserve Basic Recruit training at Togalevu Naval Base on April 17, 2019. Photo: Ilaijia Ravuwai

Adi Naomi Bamako says she wished to pursue a career in another branch of the military: The band.

She was one of the 94 who successfully completed the 12-week Navy Reserve Basic Recruit training at a passing-out parade at the Togalevu Naval Base.

Adi Naomi took out the prize for the highest aggregate mark in theory, but revealed her passion and interest in music.

She wants to join the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Band.

When asked about the training she said it was challenging and she was happy to complete it successfully with the help of her colleagues.

From left, Mere Gunuivei, Adi Naomi Bamako, Leba Kunakata and Etuate Vakarorogo (back) after the passing-out parade at Togalevu Naval base on April 17, 2019. Photo: Ilaijia Ravuwai

From left, Mere Gunuivei, Adi Naomi Bamako, Leba Kunakata and Etuate Vakarorogo (back) after the passing-out parade at Togalevu Naval base on April 17, 2019. Photo: Ilaijia Ravuwai

Adi Naomi, originally from Lawaki Village in Wairiki, Cakaudrove, paid tribute to her mother, Eka Diwairiki, for her disciplined upbringing.

“My mother was not able to make it to Togalevu, but she is happy with my achievement,” she said.

She will now undergo the Basic Branch Training at Togalevu before her posting.

Narayan continues military tradition

Fellow recruit Ashween Narayan also successfully completed the training and revealed yesterday that he hailed from a military family.

“My father is with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Navy and my brother is with the RFMF at Queen Elizabeth’s Barracks (QEB) in Nabua,” he said.

“Now that I’ve com- Ashween Narayan. pleted the course and have passed out with my colleagues here at Togalevu today, I’m close to achieving my dream.”

Ashween Narayan.

Ashween Narayan.

The Sila Central College former student said he was at the Fiji National University (FNU) when he applied and was happy to be told to attend the 12 weeks training.

He said the training was tough and challenging but he was used to it.

Tikicidre wins baton of honour

Former Ratu Kadavulevu School 2014 head boy 23-year-old Mosese Tikicidre walked away with the Baton of Honour award at the graduation ceremony.

Originally from Nukuloa, Gau, Lomaiviti, he said it was the upbringing from his parents, Tevita Tuimacilai and Rejieli Tuimacilai, plus hard work, commitment and faith that helped him win the top recruit prize.

He wants to join the RFMF Engineers.

Commander Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto said training was aimed at instilling discipline, good behaviour, and obedience which were to be demonstrated at all times.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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