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Making It Happen In Labasa

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration ‘making it happen’ should become a living lifestyle, says Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Veena Bhatnagar. Being the chief
09 Mar 2016 10:54
Making It Happen In Labasa
Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Veena Bhatnagar (middle) while meeting the women gathered for the International Women's Day celebration at Labasa Civic Centre in Labasa. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration ‘making it happen’ should become a living lifestyle, says Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Veena Bhatnagar.

Being the chief guest at the celebration organised by the Labasa Women’s Forum at Labasa Civic Centre yesterday, she advised all women to be the agents of change and make things happen.

“All women in Fiji celebrating this year’s international women’s day should commemorate the day with a new zeal and commitment to make anything happen for a good and genuine cause,” Ms Bhatnagar said.

“We should be able to stand tall and influence society to put our talents to good use.

“I believe women in Fiji can become great change agents to bring about new dimensions in any development be it education, health or tourism.

“We should step out from our comfort zone and get into unfamiliar waters to exercise our God-given talents that can encompass success, goodwill and prosperity for our families, communities and the nation as a whole.

“The theme, making it happen is significantly appropriate to our current national situation.

“The devastating impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston, I believe is calling for everyone to pitch in their level best and make things happen with whatever they have to drive our country back on the road to recovery and rehabilitation,” she said.

Gyan Kumari, 75, of Bulileka, Labasa seated among the huge crowd said she felt happy to see Ms Bhatnagar participating in their small programme.

“Her presence at the programme showed that women in Labasa are not forgotten,” Ms Kumari said.

Joana Delana, 48, of Naodamu, Labasa said she was very thankful to the Government for letting the women in Fiji celebrate their day.

 

 

Edited by Maraia Vula

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