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Akbar Ups Tempo At Care Homes

It was Mother’s Day with a difference for several residents of care homes in the Central Division after the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, made a
11 May 2015 13:44
Akbar Ups Tempo At Care Homes

It was Mother’s Day with a difference for several residents of care homes in the Central Division after the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, made a series of visits to the homes.

Ms Akbar visited the Samabula Old People’s Home, the Home of Compassion at Tamavua, Father Law Home at Wailekutu and Dilkusha Girls Home at Nausori.

The residents could not control their emotions when the minister spent time with them, ensuring that they were not alone during this special day.

They were entertained by members of the VOU Dance Group and were given gift hampers provided in partnership with Colgate Palmolive, Tappoo Group and Telecom Fiji Limited.

The minister talked, embraced and ate with the senior citizens.

Ms Akbar thanked the partners for supporting the occasion and making it a success.

“A lot of emotions flow from those whose mothers are no longer with them. Those who have mothers should cherish their mothers. We are supposed to look after our mothers and having a mother is the biggest joy,” she said.

“This is a very special occasion. There many families longing for their mother, so children should appreciate and take good care of their mothers while they are still alive.

“I sympathise with the mothers here, for whatever reasons you are not with your family. Whether it’s by choice or circumstances that have pushed you out of your home, I would just like to say that we are always here to support.”

Telecom Fiji Limited Chief executive officer Mothilal De Silva was pleased to be part of the initiative taken by the ministry.

“It is truly an inspirational site to see many people gathered to show sincere gratitude to the mothers. Mothers are very special people in everyone’s life. This reminds me of my mother, who is away from me at the moment,” said Mr de Silva.

He said every religion had a special place for mothers and people should appreciate this special gift.

Home of Compassion sister-in-charge Emi Frances said they appreciated the efforts taken by the minister and ministry officials.

“It’s a great privilege that she visited the ten female citizens. We feel very happy about this and this makes the mothers feel special,” said Sister Frances.

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