AGE is no barrier for 87-year-old Ram Rati Singh who continues to involve herself with community work and women's workshops in the Northern Division.
She can still cook her food and steps in to do house chores whenever other members of her family are busy.
Mrs Singh, who grew up at Korotari, outside Labasa Town, was the most elderly woman at the International Women's Day celebration in Labasa over the weekend.
While most of the younger women comfortably sat in their chairs, she made use of the music and danced on stage.
At the celebration, she sang a song dedicated to all women.
"My song was basically urging women to make good use of their time and not to spend time gossiping about others because it's useless," she said.
"But instead they should be fruitful and look after their families well.
"I also cook food whenever my daughter is busy and I like to do my own things in the home. I have come this far because I eat the right type of food and I'm a vegetarian.
"I also travel to Australia and spend time there with my daughters so that has also helped my health as I keep moving," Mrs Singh said.
Reminiscing her younger days, the mother of nine married when she was only 16.
"At that time in the 1940s, when a girl was 16-years-old, it meant she was too old for marriage and the right age was 11-years-old as soon as a girl got her menstruation."