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Prince Harry And Meghan In Fiji: Fijian Receives Outstanding UK-based Award

Jeremaia Merekula was the happiest man yesterday after he received his Point of Light certificate of recognition from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the University of the South
25 Oct 2018 11:52
Prince Harry And Meghan In Fiji: Fijian Receives  Outstanding  UK-based Award
Josevata Rotidara (left) and Jeremaia Merekula at the University of the South Pacific in Suva on October 24, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Jeremaia Merekula was the happiest man yesterday after he received his Point of Light certificate of recognition from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the University of the South Pacific.

“I am the second in Fiji and the third in the Pacific to receive this award and for me receiving the award is a great privilege,” he said.

Mr Merekula was recognised for his contribution to the mental health sector. He dedicated his award to all the advocates working tirelessly on mental health.

Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. The award has been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen.

Meanwhile, Josevata Rotidara was acknowledged yesterday by the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Mr Rotidara was recognised during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London this year for his contribution towards the SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.

About awards

Every week day the UK Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award.

First established by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, over 6000 US Points of Light have been recognised in the USA.

UK Points of Light was developed in partnership with the US programme and launched in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street in April 2014.

Since then hundreds of people have been named Points of Light by the Prime Minister, highlighting an enormous array of innovative and inspirational volunteering across the length and breadth of Britain and now in Fiji.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

selita.bolanavanu@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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