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People Urged To Nominate Rural Awardees

The Chairman of the Fijian College of Honour, Ikbal Jannif, is urging people to nominate those living in remote and rural areas they think deserve to be awarded for their
04 Jun 2015 09:18
People Urged To Nominate Rural Awardees
Ikbal Jannif with the medals.

The Chairman of the Fijian College of Honour, Ikbal Jannif, is urging people to nominate those living in remote and rural areas they think deserve to be awarded for their services to Fiji.

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau awards medals annually under the Fiji Honours and Awards System, which was established in 1995 to recognise the outstanding contribution of Fijians to community and national development including the promotion of positive attitudes and a sense of unity in Fiji’s multicultural society.

The College of Honour is responsible for recommending to the President the names of persons the college considers worthy of being recognised after receiving nominations.

Nominations for the 35 medals are open and will close on July 15 before the awards that will be held at Government House in October.

“We are not only looking at people in the limelight, people in the media who are always making the news,” Mr Jannif said.

“If there are heroes out there working quietly in the rural communities they need to be recognised as well and we want to see nominations coming from that section of that community.”

He said they wanted to get as many nominations as possible.

“In the past nominations have been not as many as we would like to see, there are many people out there who are deserving and we need to ensure that the publicity or nomination goes as wide as possible so that everyone has opportunity to be nominated,” Mr Jannif said.

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