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Military Tattoo Wows Crowd

  More than 7000 people who converged in Labasa for the Fiji Day celebra­tions on Wednesday were treated to the best entertainment by far in the North­ern Division – the
12 Oct 2018 10:03
Military Tattoo Wows Crowd
Navy officers performing the last item for the military tattoo at Subrail Park in Labasa on October 10, 2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

 

More than 7000 people who converged in Labasa for the Fiji Day celebra­tions on Wednesday were treated to the best entertainment by far in the North­ern Division – the military tattoo.

The crowds were wowed by the stunning harmonious display of the military and Po­lice marching bands together with students from selected schools at Subrail Park.

Ministry of Defence and National Security Permanent Secretary Osea Cawaru said it was a truly significant experience for those who were at the park to celebrate in style.

Mr Cawaru said the theme for this year’s celebration reinforces the critical principles of Government’s National Development Plan which is inclusivity and transformational change.

RFMF soldiers re-enacting the roles they play during peacekeeping duties as part of the military tattoo parade at Subrail Park in Labasa on October 10, 2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

RFMF soldiers re-enacting the roles they play during peacekeeping duties as part of the military tattoo parade at Subrail Park in Labasa on October 10, 2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

“As we commemorate Fiji’s 48th year of independence, the celebration is a historic milestone because Government has chosen to stage the Main Fiji Day event right here in the Friendly Northern town of Labasa,” Mr Cawaru said.

“The theme further illustrates the genuine­ness of Government to drive development and progress in centrally placing the interest of all Fijians as we journey to determine our collective destiny into the future.

“We are gathering here to celebrate our achievements, encourage patriotism and na­tion building in promoting a better future for all,” he said.

In all celebrations, Mr Cawaru said the Gov­ernment prioritises the needs of the younger generation because they are the greatest link into the future.

“Particularly, through instilling under­standing and mutual respect from a young age that one can aspire to building a better citizen for our country,” Mr Cawaru said.

“We have come a long way since independ­ence and this year we celebrate our 48th year as a sovereign nation. This is a remarkable achievement in itself and should be celebrat­ed extensively by all.”

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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