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Delana cherishes gift from the State

Nasik Swami
Friday, February 01, 2013

"THE State's gift of a house for my family will always be cherished and remembered."

These were the words of Fiji's golden boy Iliesa Delana following the handing over of a new fully-furnished house by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama at Ura Place in Valelevu, Nasinu yesterday.

Labelling the handing over of the house as significant, Delana dedicated the gift to God.

"God is great and he knows where dreams begin and end," he said.

Delana said the new house presented a new challenge for him to work hard and register Fiji in the next Paralympics Games.

He also thanked various donors who assisted in building the house which he was proud to call "my home".

"I thank the government and the people of the nation for their contribution.

"It is not only me but everyone who works hard will be rewarded," he said.

Delana said he would focus on competing at the next games.

Last week, Delana was inducted into the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee's Fiji Sports Hall of Fame.

The 28-year-old became the youngest athlete to be inducted in the country's Hall of Fame.