Nadi

2016 Digicel Bula Festival opened by President Konrote

The continued success of the Digicel Bula festival is a testimony of the committee’s diligence and persistence in ensuring that the people of Nadi are able to relax and enjoy themselves at least once a year. The President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote stressed this message while officiating at the opening of the 2016 Digicel Bula […]

Salote Qalubau

July 24, 2016 8:03 am

The continued success of the Digicel Bula festival is a testimony of the committee’s diligence and persistence in ensuring that the people of Nadi are able to relax and enjoy themselves at least once a year.

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The President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote delivering his address at the opening of the 2016 Digicel Bula Festival at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night. (DEPTFO)

The President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote stressed this message while officiating at the opening of the 2016 Digicel Bula Festival at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night.

KONROTE: “Festivals are usually very exciting times for children and the entire family.The Bula Festival prides itself of being the only, quote ‘unbroken festival of the nation,more importantly, the primary intent of contributing to charity is maintained at all times and the less fortunate in society are assisted financially from the generous contributions of sponsors and the public alike.”

“Nadi town had and will continue to play a very important role as far as Fiji’s Tourism Industry is concerned. By being the jet set town, you are the main entry point for most of the international visitors and tourists who arrive into our shores by air.”

President Konrote lauded the efforts of  past and present organizers of the Bula Festival.

KONROTE: “I have been briefed that over the years proceeds from the Bula Festival had been utilised to renovate the Nadi Hospital, the Nadi Civic Centre, the Speech and Hearing Impaired Clinic, the Nadi Town Council Library, provided scholarships for children, assisted families who have suffered through loss of properties and lives through fires and floods and the list goes on.”

“May I encourage you to keep up with your good work because as an inclusive society of diverse ethnicity, culture, tradition and religious faiths, all Fijians must collectively work and aspire to attain the National Vision of “One Nation and One People”. “

He also urged the contestants to use the event as an opportunity to promote issues of importance with the general public.

KONROTE: “To all of you, you can consider yourselves as winners too by using this opportunity as a platform to develop your personal character and professional skills but more importantly, I hope that you enjoy the experience which I am certain will help you in becoming confident, mature and productive members of our community in future.”

The festival has been held in Nadi since 1960.

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