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Carnival Winner To Compete In Miss Fiji Pageant

The contestant crowned Miss Vodafone Hidden Paradise Savusavu Carnival will compete in the Miss Fiji Pageant later this year. This was announced by the Minister for Local Government, Urban Development,
14 Oct 2016 11:00
Carnival Winner To Compete In Miss Fiji Pageant
Minister for Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment Parveen Bala (middle) with Special Administrator of Labasa and Savusavu Town Council Vijay Chand (third from the right) cuts cake to mark the opening of the Vodafone Hidden Paradise Savusavu Carnival as he stands with the queen contestants at Narain Park in Savusavu on Wednesday night. Photo:COURTESY OF PETTINE SIMPSON

The contestant crowned Miss Vodafone Hidden Paradise Savusavu Carnival will compete in the Miss Fiji Pageant later this year.

This was announced by the Minister for Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment Parveen Bala when he opened the four-day carnival at Narain Park in Savusavu on Wednesday night.

“From last year we provided the opportunities to all the winners from numerous carnivals and festival to compete in the Miss Fiji Pageant,” Mr Bala said.

“This was very successful and we are continuing this year in a better and bigger way.

“Miss Vodafone Hidden Paradise Savusavu Carnival will surely participate and I would like to urge the people of Savusavu to support her.

“I wish to thank Vodafone Fiji Limited for sponsoring this major event,” Mr Bala said.

“Through your support and through the hard work of the carnival committee, this carnival has been able to attract 15 food holders, five queen stalls and various trading and retail stalls and amusement rides.

Opportunities such as those in this carnival have a direct bearing on growth of business preparing for capacity building and most important of all uniting people.

“My ministry has notified all city and town councils that are engaging business communities and involving private partners to achieve economic excellence is the way forward,” Mr Bala said.

“My ministry sees township carnivals as a great platform for economic and social development progress for towns and cities.

“I am confident that in time to come these township carnivals will progress into marketable international events.”

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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