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Constitution Day: A Day To Remember For Thousands

This was a day to remember for thousands who turned out for the Constitution Day celebrations at Churchill Park, Lautoka. They turned the Sugar City into a sea of colours
08 Sep 2017 10:39
Constitution Day: A Day To Remember For Thousands
President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with West students during the Constitution Day celebration at Churchill Park, Lautoka on September 7, 2017. Photo: DEPTFO News.

This was a day to remember for thousands who turned out for the Constitution Day celebrations at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

They turned the Sugar City into a sea of colours as the young and old marched through the city to the park.

Thousands took advantage of the glorious weather to watch the activities.

Once in a while Lautoka plays host to dignitaries, Government ministers, diplomats and school students from parts of the division.

Yesterday President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote was chief guest. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Government ministers, some Opposition parliamentarians and heads of mission graced Churchill Park.

One stand was filled to capacity with Western Division students waving miniature Fijian flags providing the patriotism backdrop  and spirit of the Constitution Day.

The event started from Shirley Park with the band of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces leading the march through Naviti Street, along Vitogo Parade and onto Narara Parade then into Churchill Park.

The students marched with the bands from the Fiji Police Force, National Youth, Natabua High School and Saint Thomas High School before the official programme.

The national anthem was sung after the arrival of the President and following his speech, the bands put on a display for the large gathering.

Mr Konrote said the Constitution was a document for all Fijian people.

Feedback:  charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

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