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Do Fiji Proud: President

The Fijian contingent presented their i-tatau (Fijian traditional farewell) to President Kon­rote at Government House yesterday.
01 Mar 2019 17:51
Do Fiji Proud: President
President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote with Team Fiji athletes to the Special Olympics World Summer Games at the State House, Suva on February 28, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote reminded the Fiji team to do their country proud at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi on March 14-21.

The Fijian contingent presented their i-tatau (Fijian traditional farewell) to President Kon­rote at Government House yesterday.

“The whole nation will be watching you with great interest,”he said.

“You will send the message to every village and every city and that is the message of hope and victory.

“Your hard work and sacrifices has no doubt paid off, in making the cut as a special athlete who will represent our nation.

“In fact it is the ideal and rewarding opportu­nity of a lifetime and you should be very satis­fied and equally proud with such an achieve­ment.

“I want to congratulate you for your persever­ance and hard work to be selected in our na­tional team.”Goundar proud

Special Olympic Fiji team table tennis player, Devina Goundar at the State House, Suva on February 28, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Special Olympic Fiji team table tennis player, Devina Goundar at the State House, Suva on February 28, 2019.
Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Labasa girl Devina Goundar is proud to be go­ing to the Games in Abu Dhabi .

The 17-year-old from Labasa will participate in table tennis.

“I feel good to be the only Indo Fijian athlete in the team, I was excited when I saw my name being part of the list,” Goundar said.

“I’m just playing the sports for six months and I want to dedicate this achievement to my parents and my coaches for helping me.

President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote meeting Team Fiji athletes after the i-tatau presentation at the State House, Suva on February 28, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote meeting Team Fiji athletes after the i-tatau
presentation at the State House, Suva on February 28, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Edited by Osea Bola

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