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Lautoka Carnival Eyes $150K For Projects

Lautoka Carnival Eyes $150K For Projects
From left: Miss City Sector Seini Vukivuki, Miss Saweni Sector Liliviwa Naka, Miss Natova Sector Parmisha Devi, Miss Lautoka Sector Shatikha Nazira, Miss Lovu Sector Ashwarya Gounder, Miss Drasa Sector Nitika Prasad and Miss Razor Electrical Rukshar Zareen during the launch of the Hasmat Investment Lautoka Farmers Carnival in Lautoka on May 19, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
May 20
11:23 2018

Organisers of the Hasmat Investment Lautoka Farm­ers Carnival aim to raise $150,000 from the event for their projects in 2018.

The carnival is scheduled from June 8 to 17 at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

Umit Narayan, who has succeeded his late father Udit Narayan as sec­retary of the committee, confirmed this at the carnival launch yester­day.

“We want to create awareness be­cause it is around the corner. There are plans for a bigger and better carnival this year.

“The carnival has been held since 2002,” he said.

“There is minimum support from the business houses, but there are some new business houses coming on board.

“This includes Hasmat Invest­ment as the major sponsor. We are in the final negotiating stages of sponsorship and it is a huge sum.”

The carnival theme for this year is “Educating Underprivileged Chil­dren”.

Mr Narayan said this year’s event would be focused on the theme.

“We will be going big on the sub­ject,” he said.

“We will keep to a similar pro­gramme we had last year, but just the different theme for this year.

“We are anticipating big and pre­paring towards this annual event.”

Mr Narayan said for the first time organisers would introduce an ad­ditional sector to boost the compe­tition because there are seven con­testants taking part.

Edited by Percy Kean


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