Labasa To Host Fiji Day Celebrations
With the successful hosting of National Constitution Day at Subrail Park in Labasa last Friday, the Fiji Day celebrations will now be held in the Northern Division.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama labelled the Constitution Day celebration as one of the best ever held in Fiji.
“In Labasa, we had Fijians from across the North decked out in their best Fiji blue in a show of unity, a show of patriotism and a show of deep and abiding pride in our Constitution,”
Mr Bainimarama said. “We had some very talented young students read their winning essays
where we heard some personal and moving accounts of how the rights enshrined in our Constitution have transformed the lives of our citizens for the better.
“And I’d like to congratulate our secondary school Essay Competition winner, Priya Karan, and our other student essay competition finalists, Joselyn Mani and Milika Soso.
And I can’t forget to congratulate Bethel Primary and the Immaculate Conception College for winning the Mufti Fiji Blue Competition.
“All in all, last Friday was a day for the history books. For me personally, I thought it was our best Constitution Day yet and no, that’s not just something I say every year,” he said.
Mr Bainimarama said it only took one look at the sea of blue over SubrailPark to know that people were raising a proudly patriotic generation of Fijians.
“We know all of these young Fijians are capable of greatness, but only if we bestow upon them a Fiji
that is worthy of their great talent and potential,” he said.
“Only, if we work to realise the great promise of our Constitution; that of a united Fiji, a strong Fiji
and a prosperous Fiji for every Fijian family.
“We brought our national celebrations to Labasa this year because I wanted you, our Fijian family in the North to be part of this celebration, not only read about it in the next day’s papers.
“And we’ll be right back in the North next month to hold our Fiji Day celebrations in Labasa with a
full military parade and military tattoo for the very same reason.
“Because I know, as you know, that here in the North, you matter equally for our progress and development, you are all entitled to the same rights enshrined in our Constitution and you are equally deserving of my Government’s total and unwavering commitment to your happiness and
your success,” he said.
The Fiji Day celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 10, at Subrail Park.
By Nacanieli Tuilevuka, LABASA
Edited by Epineri Vula