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Prasad: Being A Contestant Is Not An Easy Task

Being a contestant during carnivals is not an easy task, says Vodafone Fiji head of e-Commerce and Corporate Affairs, Shailendra Prasad. He made the remarks during the launch of the
29 Jul 2015 14:50
Prasad: Being A Contestant Is Not An Easy Task
Vodafone Fiji head of E-Commerce and Corporate Affairs, Shailendra Prasad. sitting front right with contestants during the launch Photo: Vodafone Fiji

Being a contestant during carnivals is not an easy task, says Vodafone Fiji head of e-Commerce and Corporate Affairs, Shailendra Prasad.

He made the remarks during the launch of the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North 2015 last Friday at Labasa.

“Whilst it is easy to sit on the sidelines and find faults, it takes a lot of courage and sacrifice to be part of such grueling events which is very demanding,” Mr Prasad said.

“It is not an easy task to put yourself to public scrutiny and be judged on what you say, what you do, how you walk the podium, how you talk or what you wear.

“For that I recognise the contestants for believing the northern cause. I salute you for your courage to stand before the crowd to do your best for the people of Labasa and be judged for your performance knowing full well that not everybody will win the crown.

“Be rest assured that the life enriching experience and memories you will take from participating in the week-long carnival will always be a highpoint in your lives.”

The theme at this year’s festival is ‘Building a Better North.’

“Our contribution to the development of the North is something that Vodafone is proud of. When things were not so rosy in the North, when many deserted the North, Vodafone stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Vanua Levu to ensure things kept ticking in a very fragile economy at the time. You can consider Vodafone a true friend and dedicated partner in the development of the North. This year I am told the committee is contemplating building a rest house between Labasa and Savusavu.”

He said it was to ensure that travelling public and truck drivers have a place to stop, freshen up and recuperate before resuming their journey.

“This will ensure our roads are safer.  The rest house will also service hundreds of travellers between Labasa and Savusavu and the many tourists who travel that route.”

The festival is scheduled for August 22 to 29 at Subrail Park in Labasa.

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