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Carnival Raises $37,000

The Miss Youth North carnival committee raised $37,000 from the three-day event at the Subrail Park in Labasa. The final night was abuzz with activities as more than 600 people
08 Aug 2016 11:33
Carnival Raises $37,000
From left: Second runner-up Miss Satish Motormarts Shayal Sharma, fourth runner-up Miss Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji Siliva Cawaru, Miss Youth North Dorin Irvin, Miss Charity and first runner-up Miss Kioa Island Tena Maui and third runner-up Miss Formscaff Fiji Reshma Chand. Photo: Josaia Ralago

The Miss Youth North carnival committee raised $37,000 from the three-day event at the Subrail Park in Labasa.

The final night was abuzz with activities as more than 600 people attended the crowning on the final night.

Carnival chairperson TJ Loloma said he appreciated the support that the community gave especially this being a debut for the carnival.

“We plan to come in a bigger and better way next year so we can continue to advocate in the importance of youth involvement and exposure,” Mr Loloma said.

“Instead of having it for a mere three days, we plan to have it as a week long event.”

Sponsors like the owner of the well-known Fusion Nightclub in Labasa, Umesh Chand said he had his eyes along the same lines.

“Youths are our future and it’s great to have something which focuses on their development,” Mr Chand said.

“As a sponsor, we will come in a better way next year and I urge the youths to continue to be a part of this event as this was for their benefit.”

Meanwhile, the first ever Youth carnival in the North broke barriers as they also introduced a Priscilla night – a beauty contest for transgenders – as a part of the programme for the first time in the North.

In an earlier interview Mr Loloma said that it was imperative that all youths were recognised and respected in the community as they all have something to contribute to nation-building.

“I believe that any young person no matter who they are, the gender they fall in, religion, ethnicity they belong to, they deserve respect, they deserve to be recognised simply because they have something to give back to the community,” Mr Loloma said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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