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Charity Fiji Pageant In Full Swing

The Miss Fiji Pageant is staged to bring communities together, says the Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Kumar. He made the statement while opening the
19 Oct 2015 10:22
Charity Fiji Pageant In Full Swing
(From left to right) Miss Tavua Sheetal Raj, Miss Sigatoka Adele Lingam, Miss Nadi Seasea Misiki, Miss Lautoka Neha Narayan, Miss Suva Marie Fall, chief guest Minister for Local Government Housing Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Kumar, Miss Ba Zaira Begg, Miss Nausori Sherly Mudaliar, Miss Levuka Olivia Vakadranu, Miss Rakiraki Vasiti Volavola, Miss Labasa Fugawai Bulivou during the official opening of the Miss Fiji Pageant at the Nadi civic centre on Saturday night.

The Miss Fiji Pageant is staged to bring communities together, says the Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Kumar.
He made the statement while opening the inaugural Miss Fiji Pageant at the Nadi Civic Centre last Saturday.
The event involves queen contestants from 10 municipal councils competing for the Miss Fiji crown.
The winner represents Fiji in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Cook Islands in December.
“I was attracted by the theme for this year’s TFL Fiji Pageant – ‘A celebration of diversity and unity – moving forward.’ This is a very timely and important theme towards nation building,” Mr Kumar said.
“As Fijians under the FijiFirst Government, we are all equal like children before our mothers. We have to do our little part in order that we contribute with honesty, dedication and unwavering allegiance to the values enshrined in our Constitution in the complex ways of nation building.”
He said this week’s pageant would unite communities and also show support to the contestants.
“They are exemplary of young women from our multi-racial and diverse Fiji. They are giving their all to their communities and in coming forward to contest for the right to fly the Fiji flag internationally.”
He thanked Telecom Fiji for their $50,000 sponsorships towards the event.
Company manager retail and customer services, West Jese Ulacake, said: “Telecom Fiji Limited is passionate about giving back to the community and events as such gives us a wonderful opportunity to provide for the community at large.”
Miss Fiji Pageant Association chairman Hirdesh Prasad said the event marked an historic occasion for Fijians.

Name change
What used to be known as the Miss South Pacific Pageant promoting tourism and Pacific women beauty, has changed its name to the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant.
The Pageant’s Board officially endorsed the name change during last year’s pageant in Apia, Samoa last year.
The 2014 Miss Vodafone Hibiscus, Nanise Rainima was Miss Fiji.



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