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Civil servants visit old folks

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WHILE many in the Western Division gathered with their families to celebrate Diwali yesterday, about 100 staff members of the Judiciary Department, Legal Aid Department and the Lautoka Corrections Centre paid a special tribute to the forgotten elders of Lautoka society.

The Justice Ministry staff members took to cleaning the compound at the Golden Age Home in Natabua and meeting the elderly, sharing a few words of encouragement or simply listening to what the old folks had to say.

"Sometimes, the elderly are forgotten because we get caught up in the festivities and having a good time," said assistant media officer for the Fiji Corrections Service west Semesa Uluiviti.

"This year, we decided, for the first time ever to get together as we all fall under the banner of the Justice Ministry and to do something meaningful for our community. While we had a lot of fun cleaning up the aged-care centre, we also had as much fun chatting to the residents and sharing jokes and stories," he said.





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