THE government has allocated $100,000 for this year's Fiji Day Celebrations on October 10.
Chairman of the Fiji Day oganising committee Jale Fotofili revealed this yesterday.
He said programs were drawn up for the celebrations in all divisions — Labasa, Lautoka, Levuka and Rotuma — with the main celebrations in Suva.
He said this year's celebration was important as Fiji celebrated another year of its independence.
"Despite all the challenges we face, Fiji is moving forward," Mr Fotofili said.
"There is light at the end of the tunnel and all Fijians should be united and celebrate as one," he added.
Last year the government allocated $150,000 which also marked Fiji's 40th anniversary.
Fijian communities in Beijing, China and overseas missions will also hold similar celebrations to mark the day.
Meanwhile, Dr Brij Lal, permanent secretary for Education said it was vital that students understood the importance of Fiji Day.
"They must be taught to take pride in their country, love for their culture, dream great things for the development of Fiji and its land and people and most importantly to be able to contribute for the betterment of Fiji," Dr Lal said.
He said teachers and principals must ensure that proper arrangements are made so students could participate at the celebrations.
He said remote, rural and island schools were not excluded from this nationwide celebration.