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Kumar, Gaunavinaka Scoop Top Honours For April, May

  Dharmendra Kumar and Timoci Gaunavinaka received rewards on Saturday for their top contributions to the Fiji Sun Letters to the Editor section for the months of April and May.
17 Sep 2018 13:36
Kumar, Gaunavinaka Scoop Top Honours For April, May
(From left) Fiji Sun marketing manager Rajiv Raj, with Letters to the Editor winners Timoci Gaunavinaka, Ulamila Bulamaibau onbehalf of Tim Howck-Smith, Dharmendra Kumar and Courts Customer Service Ambassador and Assistant Retail Manager Saroj Maharaj at Courts in Rodwell Road, Suva on September 15, 2018. Photo: Sheenam Chandra

 

Dharmendra Kumar and Timoci Gaunavinaka received rewards on Saturday for their top contributions to the Fiji Sun Letters to the Editor section for the months of April and May.

The two contributors, writing about national issues such as politics, religion and government assistance, each walked away with a Philips 1.5L Kettle and Philips Daily Collection 1.25L Blender with MIL.

They are Fiji Sun’s ‘Letter of the Month’ winners for the months of April and May, 2018.

Mr Kumar wrote on “Failure and Success”.

The letter was trying to encourage people how to handle failure.

“At times, when people go through tough times in life, they will be tired and angry,” he said.

“This is another way of looking at failure and the opportunity God can give you to change your life to be a better person.”

Mr Kumar wrote twice a week to the Letters to Editor.

“I am basically trying to express my opinion. It’s not an option to always keep quiet, you have to make your voice heard,” he said.

Mr Kumar said he began writing to the Letters to Editor since 2016 because he believed that his ideology was similar with the Fiji Sun.

“My thinking was similar to what Fiji Sun believes in so I started writing to Fiji Sun both politics and spiritual letters,”he said

Mr Gaunavinaka clarified that he is not politically aligned to any party but writes the truth to inform the public.

He said his letter “Who Are They” was a response to the criticism on Government’s assistance.

“The papers were criticising the government for giving out money to the under-privileged and marginalised people in our society,” Mr Gaunavinaka said.

“These people suffered in the cyclone and flooding.”

Therefore, he said that when Rabuka was the Prime Minister from 1992-1999,  less than 100 prominent businessmen who were already rich, they were given more than $55 million under FNPF.

“Why should we complain when $40 million is given to 39,000 people who are under privileged and suffering?”

Mr Gaunavinaka’s background is in computing science. He now runs his business investment and consultation company.

“I usually write when there is a topic which I am passionate about and I always buy Fiji Sun” he said.
Edited by Percy Kean

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