Need for good leadership, says Naicker

Chief Guest Professor Vijay Naidu (5th from left) with the Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam Executives during the 91st Convention in Sigatoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

Chief Guest Professor Vijay Naidu (5th from left) with the Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam Executives during the 91st Convention in Sigatoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

MORE than 1000 people converged at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday to witness the beginning of the 91st Sangam Convention.

According to Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI) national president Sadasivan Naicker the organisation rested on a very firm foundation and had the potential to grow further in the coming years.

“The need for good leadership cannot be over-emphasised at the district, national and board level to ensure sustainability of developments that have taken place,” he said.

“There is some urgency in enlisting new, well-educated members with various skills to groom them for future leadership roles.

“It is in that way only that we will ensure stability, sustainability and continued growth of the organisation in the direction our founders had visioned.”

Chief guest Professor Vijay Naidu, from the University of the South Pacific’s School of Government, Development and International Affairs, said the conference was an opportune time for members and their families to interact with one another, renew old friendships and participate in various sporting and cultural events.

He also spoke on the theme of the event “Engaging for a clean and healthy community” and asked members to place focus on their lifestyles and wellbeing.

The convention ends next week.