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Bala: Youths Our Today, Tomorrow

We need to create an environment and opportunities for our youths to flourish, says Parveen Bala Kumar.
28 Sep 2019 13:03
Bala: Youths Our Today, Tomorrow
Minister for Youth and Sports Praveen Bala with (third from right) invited guest and participants cut the cake during the opening of the Fiji Police Force Southern Division 2019 Youth Sports Tournament at Albert Park in Suva on September 27, 2019. Photo: DEPTFO

We need to create an environment and opportunities for our youths to flourish, says Parveen Bala Kumar.

The Minister for Youth and Sports Parveen Kumar Bala made the comment during the Fiji Police Force Southern Division 2019 Youth Sports Tournament and Awareness Day at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.

It also marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and early celebration for Fiji Day which falls on October 10.

Bala highlighted the crucial role that our youths play in society.

“Our youths are our today and tomorrow and that is a message I carry to this very important youth and sports awareness day,” Bala said

“I would also like to thank the organisers in acknowledging the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and their contribution to growing Fiji’s economy.

“I also extend my sincere appreciation to the Fiji Police Force for coordinating this event to educate and empower the nation particularly youths in the Southern Division.”

This event is not only to celebrate milestone achievements of both countries and participate in sports, but also to commemorate our fallen heroes who were part of the Fiji Police Force.

“Today’s generation of young people is the largest the world has ever known.

“One in every three people today is under the age of 30, and around 90 per cent of young people live in developing countries, mainly in Asia and Africa.

“In Fiji, alone, approximately 70 per cent of the population are 40 years and below.

Young people now and in the future will play a big role in how our world adapts to the challenges.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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