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Nurse Chand Hopes To Share Climate Effects On Our Health

Premita Chand will use her talent and experience to raise awareness about the effects of climate change on people’s health during the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North. The 23-year-old
04 Aug 2017 11:00
Nurse Chand Hopes To Share Climate Effects On Our Health
Miss Rotary Club of Labasa, Premita Chand at Grand Eastern Hotel in Labasa on August 3. She is one of the ten queen contestants vying for Miss Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North. Photo:SHRATIKA SINGH

Premita Chand will use her talent and experience to raise awareness about the effects of climate change on people’s health during the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North.

The 23-year-old sponsored by Rotary Club of Labasa, is a registered nurse at the Labasa Hospital.

She is originally from Naleba, Labasa.

Miss Chand, the youngest of three siblings had attended Batirilagi District School and Seaqaqa Central College.

What was your reaction when you were approached to be a contestant?

Miss Chand: I was simply overjoyed to be granted this opportunity. It would be a good time to promote my topic on climate change. I am excited to be part of such a big event and get to be on stage. Moreover, experience the thrill and get a chance to learn and achieve.

What was your motivation for entering this year’s carnival?

Miss Chand: The main source of motivation I got was from my parents. They assured me that I will get the support I need. Secondly, my colleagues at work and the matron of Labasa Hospital who arranged my posting and annual leave.

What are you looking forward to at the festival?

Miss Chand: When I was a kid the festival was all about food, entertainment and rides. But this time I am part of this event. I am looking forward to the learning experience and most importantly to give back to my society and create awareness about the effects of climate change on people’s health.

Has it ever crossed your mind while growing up that you would one day be part of a beauty pageant?

Miss Chand: In all honesty growing up I never dreamt that I would be taking part of such a prestigious platform. I was always content in giving back to society via my profession as a nurse but with such an opportunity I can use my talent and experience to raise awareness about the effects of climate on our health, since health is wealth.

Who is your greatest inspiration by far? Why?

Miss Chand: My parents are my greatest source of inspiration. While growing up, I have seen them making sacrifices to give me and my siblings a perfect life. I learned to never give up and also never to miss the opportunities which can help me boost my self-esteem. Their selfless love for me taught me so much and made me who I am today.

What would you like to take away from after this year’s festival?

Miss Chand: The one and only thing I would like to take away from this festival with me is love. I have received from my fellow contestants, the friendship. Most importantly the knowledge and experience I will gain during this journey will help me achieve my life goals and be a better person.

What are your favourites?

Quote: Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses…we must be learning all of our lives. By Florence Nightingale

Book: Goosebumps

Food: Anything that is healthy and balanced

Movie: Fast and Furious

Song: Picky by Joye Montana

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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