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Fiji Red Cross celebrates World Red Cross Crescent Day

Members of the Fiji Red Cross Society from around the country converged today at Thurston Garden in Suva to celebrate World Red Cross Red Crescent Day. Speaking at the celebrations today Fiji Red Cross Director-General Mr. Filipe Nainoca said the event was one that paid tribute to countless volunteers around the world. NAINOCA: “Its a […]

Salote Qalubau

May 20, 2016 4:14 pm

Members of the Fiji Red Cross Society from around the country converged today at Thurston Garden in Suva to celebrate World Red Cross Red Crescent Day.

Fiji Red Cross volunteers during the celebrations at Thurston Garden today. (FRCS)
Fiji Red Cross volunteers during the celebrations at Thurston Garden today. (FRCS)

Speaking at the celebrations today Fiji Red Cross Director-General Mr. Filipe Nainoca said the event was one that paid tribute to countless volunteers around the world.

NAINOCA: “Its a family affair this morning because I can see most of us wearing our Red Cross t-shirts. It’s always important to remember who we are and where we come from and who started all of this.”

International committee of the Red Cross representative Ms. Nima Dadbin said the celebration was based on the strength of the 17 million volunteers.

DADBIN: “The theme for this year is “Everywhere for everyone” so this year the celebration is based on the strength and the reach of the global network of the Red Cross movement. The strength of the volunteers of the Fiji Red Cross have been commended by the people and the government on their response during Winston. This is the first time the Fiji Red Cross is celebrating World Red Cross throughout the country.”

Meanwhile Lautoka branch volunteer Agu Tuinasau, 27 said he was also grateful to be a part of celebrations today.

TUINASAU: “Today’s event was an exciting one because I got the chance to meet other volunteers and it is an honour to be amongst people who were out there helping out during Tropical cyclone Winston.”

Red Cross Lautoka branch volunteer Akuila Tuinasau during the celebrations today.(Alison Penjueli/Newswire)
Red Cross Lautoka branch volunteer Agu Tuinasau during the celebrations today. (Allison Penjueli/Newswire)

He said he had registered at the Red Cross Lautoka branch last year and has enjoyed being part of the global organisation.

TUINASAU: “My message to all Fijians mainly youths is to be part of this organisation in your various districts because this is a great way to give back to the community.”

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