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Be The Voice For Your Community, Minister Urges Our 12 Queens

The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Hous­ing and Community Development Premila Kumar, hosted the twelve winning town and city queens to a morning tea yes­terday. The event was
15 Dec 2018 10:46
Be The Voice For Your Community, Minister Urges Our 12 Queens
Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development Premila Kumar with the twelve winning town and city queens on December 14, 2018. Photo: Ministry of Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development

The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Hous­ing and Community Development Premila Kumar, hosted the twelve winning town and city queens to a morning tea yes­terday.

The event was an opportunity for Ms Ku­mar to officially meet and congratulate the queens and to also remind them of the im­portant role they played as advocates and ambassadors in their own communities.

“While you are the face of your communi­ty, you must also be their voice. Be the voice for the voiceless and the needy and advocate for what is good for your community,” Ms Kumar said.

She also encouraged the queens to work closely with their respective Municipal Councils, in improving their towns and cit­ies.

“I urge you to frequently meet with repre­sentatives of your Municipal Councils and discuss ways to improve your communities.

“Bring issues and concerns raised by mem­bers of your community and discuss with them. Suggest ways in which you could im­prove your town and city, because together, we can achieve greater things.”

She said the queens could also be the voice of the Municipal Councils in their commu­nity.

“You are also important because you are the bridge between your community and the Councils,” Ms Kumar said.

“Your continued involvement and passion could contribute positively in many ways, both to the community and the Councils. Be the gap filler and strive to work diligently for the benefit of your towns and cities.

“So please, do not take your roles lightly, as it is extremely crucial.”

WHY NO MISS FIJI?

Towns and cities around the country have been organising township festivals with the aim to create awareness on issues that are important to Fiji and all Fijians.

Furthermore, the weeklong festivity gener­ates a lot of interest and it has become an engine to encourage and support entrepre­neurial skills in Fiji.

However, the Fiji Pageant Contest 2018 could not be held in time due to elections,for Fiji to participate in the Miss Pacific Island Pageant Contest.

The Ministry will review the organising of this important event for the future, to ensure that this is done in an effective and timely manner.

Source: Ministry of Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development



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