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Family Vacation for Courts Winner

Veenal Deo said he had visited a few resorts alone, but this would be the first time he would take his wife and eight-year-old daughter with him.
16 Jan 2022 13:36
Family Vacation for Courts Winner
Court(Fiji) Limited staff with medical staffs during Courts wellness month launch on January 14, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Courts Christmas Promotion winner has planned to take his family with him on a vacation for the first time.

Veenal Deo of Baulevu, Nausori was one of the ten lucky winners of Courts win a vacation Christmas promotion.

The draw was announced on Friday by Courts Fiji Limited Director Marketing Anil Senewiratne at the Rodwell Road Outlet in Suva.

Mr Deo said he has visited a few resorts alone but this will be the first time he will take his wife and eight-year-old daughter with him.

He said it would also be the first time for them to have a vacation at the Hilton Fiji Resort.

“I am very happy because I have never won such a huge prize before,” he said.

He said he is a farmer and his family was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Winning this prize means a lot to me.”

Mr Senewiratne said each winner will walk away with a fully paid Hilton Fiji Resort & SPA package.

“The package includes a fully paid two night stay for a family of four members and meals will be paid as well.”
Fiji STEPS Survey

Meanwhile the last Fiji STEPS Survey showed that 85 per cent of the Fijiana population did not consume five servings of fruits and vegetables daily which contributed to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Head of Wellness at the Ministry of Health Dr Devina Nand during the launching of Courts & Sports World “Health and Fitness” promotion said the last Fiji STEPS Survey showed that our population was getting fatter with a 32 per cent obesity rate.

“16.6 per cent of our population were daily smokers, we had higher blood pressures at 31 per cent, only 57.5 per cent had high physical activity levels, 14.6 per cent had raised fasting blood glucose levels and 15.7 per cent had consumed alcohol in the last 30 days,” she said.

She said with the advent of the COVID pandemic, the issues around vulnerabilities of those living with chronic diseases came to a fore, as they were most at risk of severe diseases and death.

Ms Nand said it was imperative to focus on keeping healthy by focusing on risk factors for disease and urged Fijians to make healthier choices for a healthier life.

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