August 12, 2016 6:50 am

Tebara Festival launched, 6 queen contestants vie for crown

Six queen contestants will be vying for the Miss Vodafone Tebara festival crown next month. The festival was launched yesterday at Nakasi and sponsor Vodafone has once again jumped in to support the festival after it was revived last year. Vodafone Chief Commercial Officer Ronald Prasad said the company was proud to continue sponsorship for the […]

Six queen contestants will be vying for the Miss Vodafone Tebara festival crown next month.

(L-R) Divya Prabhashni Karan, Samantha Whippy, Sharlin Simran Singh, Mere Bale, Arishma Sheshlin Prasad and Miriama Dau are contesting the festival crown with reigning queen Sheryl Mudaliar (middle). (Vodafone Fiji)
(L-R) Divya Prabhashni Karan, Samantha Whippy, Sharlin Simran Singh, Mere Bale, Arishma Sheshlin Prasad and Miriama Dau are contesting the festival crown with reigning queen Sheryl Mudaliar (middle). (Vodafone Fiji)

The festival was launched yesterday at Nakasi and sponsor Vodafone has once again jumped in to support the festival after it was revived last year.

Vodafone Chief Commercial Officer Ronald Prasad said the company was proud to continue sponsorship for the festival as it has seen people from all the three provinces of Rewa, Tailevu and Naitasiri come together for the one-week long event.

PRASAD: “Last year, together we proudly revived the carnival after a lapse of 12 years. Once again, we are all ready to set the stage for the people of Nausori to celebrate the spirit of togetherness in a week-long carnival for everyone to enjoy and support the noble cause of charity.”

He said that Vodafone will work with the organisers and the Nausori Town Council (NTC) in taking the festival to new heights.

PRASAD: “We have seen the positive benefits from the Carnival to the community through projects undertaken from the funds raised through the carnival. We hope to reap the same benefits this year from the Vodafone Tebara carnival to contribute back to the community.”

Mr Prasad said the festival also provided the opportunity for to address issues relevant to our society.

PRASAD: “The carnival will also provide the platform for disseminating information and raising awareness on issues concerning our community and country.”

Senior Executive committee member Deo Raj acknowledged Vodafone’s support and said the sponsorship went a long way towards the benefit of the Nausori district.

RAJ: “Thank you to Vodafone for coming on board as sponsors last year and further to support our carnival this year. Through the support, we have been able to revive the carnival last year and we carry on the carnival to benefit our township.”

The festival begins on September 3rd at Syria Park with the theme “Go Green, Go Healthy”.