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‘Rewa Festival To Bring Light To Environmental Awareness’

It may have been a rainy day in Syria Park, Nausori but this did not hinder the spirit of the people of Rewa in their demonstration and efforts in the
04 Nov 2017 13:23
‘Rewa Festival To Bring Light To  Environmental  Awareness’
Bilibili race at the Rewa River in Nausori on November 3, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

It may have been a rainy day in Syria Park, Nausori but this did not hinder the spirit of the people of Rewa in their demonstration and efforts in the climate change fight.

The highlight of the first Rewa Festival was the bilibili (bamboo raft) race which attracted much enthusiasm from the participants and spectators.

Rewa Festival representative Etu Tuqota said: “If we look around we will see that are a lot of things here demonstrating the use of natural resources such as the bamboo paddles and rafts.

“Yesterday, it was witnessed that the rubbish collected upstream and downstream of the Rewa River were around 50 tonnes.”

He said the rubbish collected included plastic bags, refrigerators and washing machines.

“We are hoping that the festival brings awareness to the people and they understand what pollution means for rivers and the livelihood of organisms and those who depend on it.

“We are also hoping that the people of Rewa will bind together in ensuring the Rewa River is clean,” Mr Tuqota said.

The festival ends today with the finals of the bilibili race, treasure hunting and announcement of the bilibili race winner. Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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