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Education Is Vital

  Twenty-one-year-old contestant Merewalai Raiwalui is advocating on education during the Vodafone Coral Coast Carnival this week. “Education is very vital in our life. It determines positive success; positive with
04 Jun 2016 10:29
Education Is Vital
Miss Nadroga Navosa Coastline Transport Merewalai Raiwalui. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

 

Twenty-one-year-old contestant Merewalai Raiwalui is advocating on education during the Vodafone Coral Coast Carnival this week.

“Education is very vital in our life. It determines positive success; positive with a great mind set and a clean heart,” Ms Raiwalui said.

The second-year law student at the University of Fiji says her participation in the carnival has changed her outlook on life; it has seen her gain confidence in public speaking.

“There has been a lot of confidence in public speaking and it is a blessing to be around my sisters who believe not so much in victory but to assist the community which plays an integral part in society,” she said.

Ms raiwalui hails from Laselase Village; close to Sigatoka Town and is sponsored by the Nadroga Navosa Coastline Transport for the week long event.

“I thank my sponsors for being my champion guide during the week long event as it goes with their motto – Service is priority,” she said.

She said the late South African president Nelson Mandela who once said, “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”

Meanwhile, Bollywood night was held on Tuesday and it was sponsored by the Tappoos Group with a modelling session with the models.

Chief guest Kanti Lal Tappoo praised the organisers as the Tappoos Group of companies have been serving Fiji for the past 75 years and has always been an inspiration to Sigatoka Town.

Mr Tappoo spoke freely and passed on the message to the people of Nadroga Navosa province that the first Coral Coast Carnival was organised in 1966.

In his speech he said on their 75th birthday he will consult the Sigatoka Town Council CEO Tulsi Ram to do something positive for the community and Sigatoka Town.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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