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Carnival Targets Youth Involvement

Contestants will speak in their own dialect when presenting during the festival The Miss Youth North carnival is targeting maximum youth involvement during the four-day festivities starting from today at
03 Aug 2016 08:23
Carnival Targets Youth Involvement
Guests and contestants of the Miss Youth North Carnival during its launching at the Labasa Civic Centre on Monday Night. Photo: JOSAIA RALAGO

Contestants will speak in their own dialect when presenting during the festival

The Miss Youth North carnival is targeting maximum youth involvement during the four-day festivities starting from today at Subrail Park in Labasa.

While addressing Northerners at its launching at the Labasa Civic Centre on Monday night, chief guest Satish Kumar said the development of youth and youth inclusivity were important for the country.

Mr Kumar, the President of the Labasa Chamber of Commerce, said it was important for youths to be provided platforms where they could raise their voices as this could help them become good leaders in the future.

The eight Queen contestants are to speak in their own dialects when presenting during the festival.

The chairman of the carnival, Josiah Loloma, said this was the first of its kind in the North.

“This carnival will help showcase the talents and projects of our contestants and to show that our youths are important in nation building today,” Mr Loloma said.

In an earlier interview Mr Loloma said the winning contestant will be given $5000 to start a project of her choice.

“For sports, we have planned to hold rugby 7s tournament and the winner would be awarded $4000.” he said.

“The sports programme will empower youths to develop their sports skills and be part of the national sports development strategy.”

Mr Loloma said he hoped to raise $50,000 to continue the carnival next year with other projects in mind.

“This is a way forward in supporting Government’s Look North Policy as partners in terms of achieving strategic plans that target sustainable development goals.”

The contestants are; Miss Satish Motormarts Shayal Sharma, Miss Tanoa Electric Lusiana Donato, Miss Kahuna Fiji Titilia Maria, Miss Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji Siliva Cawaru , Miss Kioa Island Tena Maui, Miss Rabi Fusion Bar Dorin Irvin, Miss Northern Premium Music Centre Manisha Prasad, Miss Shaz Amusement Tuakasa Seliga and Miss Formscaff Reshma Chand.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  josaia.ralago@fijisun.com.fj

 



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