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Former Fijians Give Back To Communities

A 21-member group are in the country and led by Rotary Club of Brisbane International District Governor Jitendra Prasad who was born in Labasa.
08 Mar 2019 16:15
Former Fijians Give Back To Communities
Rotary Club of Brisbane International District executives with the Rotary Club of Nadi at the Sentai Seafood Restaurant in Nadi on March 7, 2019. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Former Fijian residents, who now reside in Australia, are in the country to give back to the community.

A 21-member group are in the country and led by Rotary Club of Brisbane International District Governor Jitendra Prasad who was born in Labasa.

He said the group included a 10 –member interplast medical team who were at the Labasa Hospital.

“The Interplast team, is a group of doctors providing specialist medi­cal services to Labasa Hospital, funded by my Rotary district,” he said.

“Interplast sends teams of volun­teer plastic and reconstructive sur­geons, anesthetists, nurses and al­lied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.”

Mr Prasad, was inducted as a Ro­tarian in 1987 in Labasa.

“It is truly humbling for a person from a humble little town of Labasa now flying the flag of Fiji in Aus­tralia,” he said.

“It has been an inspiring journey, arriving in Brisbane not knowing more than 10 people in 1992, and today, humbled with the operation of two accounting firms employing 12 workers and a Subway outlet em­ploying 10 staff.”

The team were hosted by the Ro­tary Club of Nadi at the Sentai Sea­food Restaurant in Nadi on Thurs­day night.

Rotary Club of Nadi president Ru­pesh Patel said, it was a good oppor­tunity to meet up with their coun­terparts and to revive their mission for this year.

“This meeting was a fruitful one and it will urge members to revive the club and take on projects to as­sist the community of Nadi once again,” he said.

The Rotary Club of Nadi was es­tablished in 1969.

Edited by Percy Kean

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