A DATE is yet to be confirmed on when the nation will come together to celebrate the historical achievement of Iliesa Delana at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Speaking to The Fiji Times from Abu Dhabi last night, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said a date was yet to be decided by the Minister for Sports Commander Viliame Naupoto.
"As far as I am concerned, the minister will organise a (suitable) date for this celebration," Commodore Bainimarama said.
A meeting was held between Cdr Naupoto and other senior government officials yesterday to come up with a suitable date on which to commemorate Mr Delana's gold medal win.
The proposed date will be related to Commodore Bainimarama for his endorsement.
There have been hints that there could be a national celebration next Thursday. However, the final say lies with Commodore Bainimarama.
Earlier this week, Commodore Bainimarama joined the nation to congratulate Mr Delana.
He said: "To win the first ever gold for Fiji in the Paralympics is an enormous achievement."
He said the win was enough reason for the country to celebrate as one Mr Delana's achievement.
The 2011 Sportsman of the Year Award recipient became the first Fijian to win gold at the Paralympics after he beat six other athletes in the F42 men's high jump category.
He has been the talk of the nation since the news of his achievement broke on Tuesday morning.
Mr Delana was spoken of with a lot of pride and praise after he achieved not only the country's but the region's first medal at the London event.
The young man's achievement has drawn a lot of praise from the public. Mr Delana in turn has revealed the struggles he went through to get a golden finish.