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Fiji Has Lost A Champion

Chief Commissioner of the Fiji Scouts Association Jone Naisau said the Scouts movement in Fiji had lost a champion. He was delivering a eulogy during Chandra Shekhar’s funeral service at
09 Nov 2014 12:37
Fiji Has Lost A Champion

Chief Commissioner of the Fiji Scouts Association Jone Naisau said the Scouts movement in Fiji had lost a champion.
He was delivering a eulogy during Chandra Shekhar’s funeral service at 9 ½ miles in Nasinu yesterday.

“I am humbled on behalf of the Fiji Scouts Association to farewell my comrade, the former chief commissioner and my predecessor,” Mr Naisau said.

“It had been a great privilege for me to have worked with Shekhar for over 30 years.”

He said Mr Shekhar, through his work, had touched many lives.

“We cry today because he has touched our lives in many different ways. Scouting was his life and we have indeed lost a champion,” he said.
The Secretary of the Lions Club in Suva, Carl Perrin said Mr Shekhar had been a great member in the 20 years that he had been with the club.

“Chandra was a member of the club for nearly 20 years and was only because of health issues that he was forced to leave the club this year.

Over the years of service in Lions he held the position of president twice. He also served the club as secretary and treasurer in 2006,” Mr Perrin said.

“It was while he was president in 2010 that I acted as his secretary and I got to know him better and saw firsthand how Chandra operated and under his leadership many projects materialised.

“The club will miss him considerably because he was a great member of our club and achieved a lot in the work he did.”

His daughter Charlene Shekhar made a moving statement remembering most of her childhood memories of her father and his love for cars and motorcycles.

“He was a committed person; committed to God and fairness and justice. He had a love for cars and motorcycles. He was a cool father,” Ms Shekhar said.

She said her father had a passion for helping the disadvantaged, particularly children.

“Even when he retired from Save the Children Fund he decided to establish the Help a Child Trust and worked tirelessly to transform it into a non-governmental organisation,” Ms Shekhar said.

She said whatever her father did he would always put his family first and they loved him for it.

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