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Councils Urged To Make Space For Senior Citizens Public Parks

The Minister for Local Government will be liaising with town councils to ensure that there are spaces for senior citizen at the parks.
19 Nov 2020 13:39
Councils Urged To Make Space For Senior Citizens Public Parks
Minister for Local Government, Premila Kumar (front with garland), with participants during the Senior Citizen Charitable Trust Diwali Celebration at the Nadi Civic Centre on November 18, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Minister for Local Government will be liaising with town councils to ensure that there are spaces for senior citizen at the parks.

Minister Premila Kumar made those remarks during the Senior Citizen Charitable Trust Diwali Celebration at the Nadi Civic Centre yesterday.

“I have been an ardent fan of senior citizens; I personally feel that we need to create spaces for our senior citizens to come together,” Ms Kumar said.

“I would like to see spaces in between park so senior citizen can relax, sit together and play cards or to chat with each other then leave for home. It’s like a time out.

“I want to create that, and I am working extremely hard to ensure space for senior citizen in our parks.”

She congratulated the Nadi Senior Citizen Charitable Trust for the celebration which brings people together from different communities.

“This is a commendable effort and it is through such gathering that community spirit is kept high, despite COVID-19. It is very heartening to see people of different communities and faiths coming together in unison.”

The Minister also stressed challenges that the country was facing.

“We pray every day, despite mammoth challenges to drug and crime. Something we did not hear some 30 years ago. Drug has entered all the committee and provinces.”

Nadi senior citizen charitable trust president, Krishna Murthi said, the main reason for celebrating Diwali was to maintain happiness among each other.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

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